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Offline cowman 52

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Re: What do you feed? Do you use a feed cooker or not?
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2016, 06:55:47 PM »
Cooking the corn will get you more fat out of the same amount of corn. 


As far as mixing feed,  a mortor box will be the easiest way,  feed for 5 or 50 and a heck of a lot easier to haul than a cement mixer.   A 3 by 3 one foot deep will hold 150 lbs and let you stir it with a square nose shovel. 

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Re: What do you feed? Do you use a feed cooker or not?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2016, 02:43:12 PM »
in scotland after world war 2 up until the early 80s it was standard to feed bulls 4 times a day a dry feed in the morning a cooked mash at lunch time a dry feed at 5pm and a cooked mash at 8pm plus a two goes at a foster cow and the bulls were sold a year old and very fat times changed and the lack of labour ment a change of management ment people bought in feed rather than mixing and did away with foster cows and cooked feed but in the last 5 years there is a swing to cooked feed again and now bran mash can be bought and you just add hot water but to my mind its very expensive i use a burco boiler for barley and the cattle love it and i have used forster cows and would do so again but its very frowned on in scotland now 

 

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