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Offline Brunk show cattle

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Feeding plans
« on: February 14, 2015, 07:48:19 PM »
I have a 726 lbs steer that is on corn and protein. How much should I be feeding him daily?

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Re: Feeding plans
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 08:47:08 PM »
Completely depends on when your show is and how big you need him to be. As a rule of thumb, most cattle will eat 2.5 to 3% of their body weight when on full feed. So your steer could be eating between 18 and 22 pounds of feed a day. But like I said depends on the show date and target weight.

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Re: Feeding plans
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 09:18:05 AM »
My show is the end of july

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Re: Feeding plans
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 10:37:18 AM »
I would keep him eating as much feed as he will eat. Also , be sure to provide him access to hay.

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Re: Feeding plans
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 01:11:00 PM »
Are you just feeding corn & protein? 

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Re: Feeding plans
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 04:30:56 PM »
yes for right now

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Re: Feeding plans
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2015, 04:46:50 PM »
He needs a complete feed; a finisher of some kind.  You need to talk to your adviser of feed dealer close by and find a good complete feed.  Not sure how he is going to look on corn alone. 

 

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