Quantcast Steer not eating at all!! Only 90dys till fair HELP!

Sponsors



Author Topic: Steer not eating at all!! Only 90dys till fair HELP!  (Read 2532 times)

Offline Cowgirl94

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 168
  • Karma 5
    • View Profile
Steer not eating at all!! Only 90dys till fair HELP!
« on: April 20, 2013, 06:16:06 PM »
My Amen calf is extremely picky about what he eats... he eats lots of hay and drinks plenty of water but has not been eating our show feed ration. We have tried switching him to Show Corn, adding regular flaked corn, addding Karo syrup and Molasses,adding alfalfa and winning fill we have tried EVERYTHING it

 seems like and he just eats a bite or two then stops. Ive tried putting him with the other calf while eating to add some competition but he doesnt care at all. He isnt sick either his head is up and perky and has recently had a shot of ResFlor Gold and we just gave him a shot of MultiMin 90. What should i do? I

only have 90 days till fair and he is 1115lbs. and needs alot more finish any suggestions about what to feed him to get finish or to get him eating the grain again?????

Offline obie105

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 780
  • Karma 13
    • View Profile
Re: Steer not eating at all!! Only 90dys till fair HELP!
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 07:21:28 AM »
Have you given him any vita ferm or probiotics? He might need something to jump start his gut. The other thing with all the switching around of feed you may have turned him off to it. I would start from the beginning with basic show feed and see if he will eat just the feed. The other thing is how much hay? If he is filling up on hay he might not be hungary. Also some cattle dont get as big as others. He might be getting close to his end point as is just slowing down.

Offline crystalcattle

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 553
  • Karma 15
    • View Profile
    • JJB Cattle Co.
Re: Steer not eating at all!! Only 90dys till fair HELP!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 06:11:54 PM »
I send you a OM about Sure Champ and Vita Charge, but this blog post might help you too - http://blog.surechamp.com/?p=1049

Offline Ms Ray

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 235
  • Karma 1
    • View Profile
Re: Steer not eating at all!! Only 90dys till fair HELP!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 08:59:10 AM »
does he have free choice hay, if so you may want to limit the hay, give grain first after he eats that then give him some hay.  The bro biotics should help also

Offline -XBAR-

  • State Champion Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 3453
  • Karma 170
  • SASKVALLEY ALAMO 8A
    • View Profile
Re: Steer not eating at all!! Only 90dys till fair HELP!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 02:40:50 PM »
TAKE THE HAY AWAY!!! And only give him some once he's eatin his 2.5+% of his body weight of a finisher. If he doesn't eat all his grain the next feeding, you fed him too much hay the night before. 

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
6 Replies
3993 Views
Last post April 18, 2008, 08:28:22 AM
by fluffer
9 Replies
3878 Views
Last post July 22, 2011, 09:09:45 AM
by Melissa Ridihalgh
16 Replies
7491 Views
Last post July 21, 2011, 10:35:52 AM
by farmin female
4 Replies
2007 Views
Last post June 12, 2012, 11:06:43 AM
by obie105
15 Replies
10658 Views
Last post July 17, 2012, 02:22:15 PM
by ShowSteerGirl101

Powered by EzPortal

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

Steer Planet Classifieds & Auctions

Breeder Directory