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Homemade feed recipes
« on: August 07, 2007, 08:46:51 PM »
I am looking for a good feed to mix for my show calves. Just weaned on were on Impact Starter for one week, but it is too expensive for me to keep feeding. My calves are roughly 300-575, steers and heifers both.
Have heard of many options: soy hulls, oats, calf manna, liq molasses, liq oil, corn, cotten seed hulls, etc. Do you grind or have it "rolled"?
So if ya don't mind sharing, what is your mix and how much do you feed? (My calves have big appetites; right now they are eating together and getting 35 pounds in morning and 35 pounds per night of 3/4 Impact and 1/3 of gluten,corn, soy hulls.
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Re: Homemade feed recipes
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 08:56:08 PM »
Send a PM to Dan Asklund. I think he's AAOK on these boards too. He has a very popular and (as far as I'm concerned) effective ration.

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Re: Homemade feed recipes
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 09:02:46 PM »
I would recommend a blend of roasted soybeans, steam flake corn, steam flake barley, oats, beet pulp, molasses, yeast and sodium bicarb.  Have your mill help you put a mix together that is 14% crude protein and offer it at 2-2.5% of body weight, along with free choice grass hay and free choice minerals/salt.

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Re: Homemade feed recipes
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 09:16:36 PM »
I second asking Dan Asklund. He passed his ration on to me and I've had great luck with it.

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Re: Homemade feed recipes
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007, 11:14:14 PM »
i dont know but i was feeding his ration to a steer and during the last 16 days i had that bad boy gaining 6.9 punds a day. but i was adding quite a few things to his ration
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Re: Homemade feed recipes
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 08:49:13 AM »
Do you have a feed mill in your area you could work with to develop a ration for you.  A lot of ingredients are interchangable and the real costs savings can be realized by using what they have readily available.  I worked with our feed mill and their consulting nutritionist to develop the following grower ration which I've been extremely pleased with.  Sorry for the formatting.

Ingredient   Amount (lbs)   
Cottonseed Hulls   560   27.70%
Milo, steam-rolled   360   17.81%
Corn Grain, cracked   312.4   15.45%
Oats, steam-rolled   300   14.84%
Cotttonseed Meal   260   12.86%
Molasses Blend 5-58   150   7.42%
Calcium Carbonate (Bulk)   28.4   1.40%
Fat Pack 99   20   0.99%
Magnaferm Yeast Culture   15   
Salt Premix   6   
Ruminant Science PX   5   
Ammonium Chloride 55#   3   
Magnesium Oxie 54% 2000   1   
Zinpro Available 4   0.59   
Bovatec 68   0.322   
Dyna K   0   
Total   2021.712   

Nutrient   Amount   Units
Protein   12   %
Fat   3.5   %
Fiber   16   %


 

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