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help!picky earter
« on: April 20, 2011, 04:02:52 PM »
hey ya'll i was wonder if you could help me. my market steer for my fair is a picky eater. there are days where he will eat all of his food and then days where he will eat part of it, and leave the rest. but he LOVESSSS hay. the vet and our helper trainer guy said to let him have all the hay he wants. right now we are giving him homemade feed along with some showchow and some showtec stuff..i can't remmeber whhat its called sorry. and then we mix cooked barley and corn in it. he seems to like thecooked  barley and cooked corn. i know for my pigs last year we gave them ensure (the milk) to help them gain some weight and it worked i got reserve champ. should i give him some of that? anything. he will make weight but we want him around 1300 and we figuered he will be around 1100. any suggestions?? thanks! <cowboy>

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Re: help!picky earter
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 04:32:14 PM »
any help will work!!!!!!

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Re: help!picky earter
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 04:59:48 PM »
Manna Pro's Calf Manna is a good supplement to get them to eat, and is comparable to Show Bloom.  It smells really sweet.   We used it on pigs and steers.  The last 2 yrs. we have fed Stabilized Rice Bran meal.  The calves love it.  It is a fat supplement.

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 05:20:23 PM »
Manna Pro's Calf Manna is a good supplement to get them to eat, and is comparable to Show Bloom.  It smells really sweet.   We used it on pigs and steers.  The last 2 yrs. we have fed Stabilized Rice Bran meal.  The calves love it.  It is a fat supplement.

we used calf manna in the begining. i will tell my dad and trainer about the stabilized rice bran meal. is it a show chow or show tec feed or just a different feed? thanks for your time and help! and thanks for replying!

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Re: help!picky earter
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 05:57:20 PM »
The rice bran is made by many companies, most feed stores will have it just like they have corn..

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 05:58:12 PM »
The rice bran is made by many companies, most feed stores will have it just like they have corn..

okay. thanks.

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Re: help!picky earter
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 06:21:23 PM »
Try putting a scoop of beet pulp in the bottom of a bucket and putting a little of water in it, then mix that into the food.

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 06:31:40 PM »
Try putting a scoop of beet pulp in the bottom of a bucket and putting a little of water in it, then mix that into the food.

okay! and i forgot to add in the post that we sprinkle beet pulp dry on top of his food and he seems to eat it bettter. tonight when i went out after they ate, he still had some left and i put more beet pulp on and he didnt seem interested. thanks again!

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 06:38:10 AM »
My daughter's steer last year would not eat similar to yours.  We ended up finding a 12% sweet feed with a lot of molasses on it, cooking barley for him, using Oxy Explosion, Power Fuel, calf manna and powdered probios.  This steer got the powdered probios every meal (we fed him 2x a day If we skipped the probios, he would stop eating.  We thought going into fair we could stop with the cooked barley and the probios - we moved in Thursday night and by Friday afternoon  I was running home to get the probios and the crockpot - he ate like a champ late friday night and saturday before we showed.  The powdered probios came from PBS Animal Health, and it's cheap - we just used the small can (which I think was around $7) and it would last quite a while - we went through 3 of them last year. Good Luck!

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Re: help!picky earter
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 06:43:56 AM »
Try wetting the beet pulp, it makes it taste really good and it helps fill calves out

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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2011, 06:26:38 AM »
My daughter's steer last year would not eat similar to yours.  We ended up finding a 12% sweet feed with a lot of molasses on it, cooking barley for him, using Oxy Explosion, Power Fuel, calf manna and powdered probios.  This steer got the powdered probios every meal (we fed him 2x a day If we skipped the probios, he would stop eating.  We thought going into fair we could stop with the cooked barley and the probios - we moved in Thursday night and by Friday afternoon  I was running home to get the probios and the crockpot - he ate like a champ late friday night and saturday before we showed.  The powdered probios came from PBS Animal Health, and it's cheap - we just used the small can (which I think was around $7) and it would last quite a while - we went through 3 of them last year. Good Luck!
we are giving him the probios too and that really got him to eat. i will see if we can use some oxy explosion and power fuel! thanks for your help! and thanks for the good luck!

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Re: help!picky earter
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2011, 07:28:19 AM »
Might add some winning fill to his feed. My steer hadnt been eating so I started adding a handful of winning fill and now eats like a champ! Real cheap. $20 a bag. Has a sweet smell and definitely couldnt hurt anything.

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2011, 08:57:56 AM »
thanks! i'll give it try. it wont hurt thats for sure

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Re: help!picky earter
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2011, 09:04:44 AM »
another quick question, i was searching the stabilized rice bran meal on google and it said it was a horse feed. is there a cattle one?

thanks

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Re: help!picky earter
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2011, 09:22:49 AM »
Stabilized rice bran is only a horse feed. Our calves were a little picky when I first started feeding it but no problems now! We buy ours at Rural King but TSC also carries it!

 

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