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Offline Jill

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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2008, 02:08:36 PM »
No on the Alfalfa, it is too high in protien. Ours are on free hay, opinions vary on that.   Beet pulp is great and we mix up to 1/2 of the ration for ones we are trying to hold, just remember anything you put in their feed makes less feed they are actually eating so if they still need to grow be careful about how much filler you add.

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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2008, 02:10:54 PM »
pumping is illegal with pumpkins.
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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2008, 02:13:26 PM »
Depending on the color of your calves try to stay away from red or bright colors and  we usually got the sugar free. Try to stay with simple flavors nothing sour. I'm not sure what they make these day's but I think any clear additive would do the job. Start them on it a few days before the show and by the show day it will be no big deal for them.

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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2008, 02:16:09 PM »
pumping is illegal with pumpkins.
:DDitto, Knabe!

Are Y'uns raising Beef, or Companion Animals? That's what I want to know.

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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2008, 04:25:54 PM »
pumping is illegal with pumpkins.
:DDitto, Knabe!

Are Y'uns raising Beef, or Companion Animals? That's what I want to know.

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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2008, 09:19:40 PM »
what would food coloring do to the waters taste???
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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2008, 11:10:23 PM »
I dont use food coloring, but additives that you put into water such as kool-aid, propel, crystal light etc just as examples.

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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2008, 07:08:09 AM »
I would say Prople would be the way to go as far as the color thing. Since it is clear.  Maybe grape kool-aid, but I wouldn't use crystal light because I don't even like the tasted it is chalky.

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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2008, 09:28:29 AM »
I've been pumping calves at shows since the mid 80s.  We've never had anything bad happen, but we are pretty judicious with its use.  With the natural shape of most cattle now, its not even that necessary.  I have the "little red pump", but its probably been a couple of years since I've used at even a prospect show.  Just put it down their throat easy - you pretty much have to try to cram it down the "wrong hole".  Pump them very slow - we usually used a combination of 7UP and water.  Never any more than maybe a five gallon bucket full that I can remember. 

Your best bet is using feeds that will swell.  There are some alternatives to beet pulp now that have more nutrition to them for long term feeding.  Several manufacturers are starting to make high bulk feeds that are still pretty high in protein and fat (Acco, Kent Feeds - First Rate Winning Fill).  I'm not an expert on their use, but they might be worth looking into for long-term feeding.  Certain hays work better than others also.  Whole wheat hay works pretty well I think.

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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2008, 10:01:55 AM »
I agree with Mr. Chambero here...learn to feed Sunglo pellets, will have the same results!
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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2008, 10:34:07 AM »
I agree with Mr. Chambero here...learn to feed Sunglo pellets, will have the same results!

Sunglo Full Tank is awesome stuff and is beet pulp based.
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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2008, 10:56:37 AM »
I agree with Mr. Chambero here...learn to feed Sunglo pellets, will have the same results!

Sunglo Full Tank is awesome stuff and is beet pulp based.
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Are you using it constantly on some of your heifers?

Some of the other feeds like the stuff from Kent actually comes in a bagged bale (like compressed shavings).  From what I understand folks are using it to bring these old Heat Wave calves along real slowly.  That's part of how they are holding these April/May calves for Fort Worth in January.  It's pretty much a complete feeds, just extremely bulky compared to traditional stuff.  Not just an additive you feed a little bit of like we used to use beet pulp for. 

We had an old steer back in 93 that we held real slowly all year and wound up with the Champiion Maine steer in Houston the first year we had to slick shear.  His diet his whole life was 3 scoops finisher + 1 beet pulp.

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Re: Opinions on pumping
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2008, 11:48:59 AM »
We generally feed shredded beet pulp all along then switch to the full tank before shows.
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