I am debating on what I want to feed my steers for this year to get them finished. I have a Hereford and a Maine Cross steer. The hereford is fairly good muscled for a hereford but I would still like more tone to it. So I have a couple options for growing and finishing them
Option 1-Feed a Purina feed at about 12 bucks a bag( feed a different one for growing and finishing)
Option 2- Feed a Sunglo pelleted feed that is 14% protein and 4% fat and be paying about 9.50 or so a bag(feed same one all the way threw)
Option 3- feed a feed yard ration that consists of mainly Steamed flaked corn, hay, and mineral pack that includes yeast(feed one for growing and one for finishing)
We have a family that feeds the feed yard ration every year and every year they always have the best finished cattle, so I am kind of leaning towards that Also I think it being more bulky I would think it would help deepen them both which they could both use. Also if I feed the feed yard ration I can get it with Zilmaz in it. But I don't know how hard it is on hair? I can also get Show cattle explosion instead.http://www.sunglofeeds.com/pdf/showcattleexplosion.pdf
I am thinking I will start them on a grower ration from the feed yard and Then in about March put them on a finishing ration from the feed yard, And about 45 days from show start them on sunglo epic for hair growth, and then about 40 days-25 days start them on either the zilmax, or show cattle explosion. What do you think?