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Offline orilly

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Weight Gain
« on: July 12, 2011, 08:22:06 PM »
Ok down to the wire. just weighed my steer. he is going to cutting REALLY close to making weight. any ideas on how to help him gain a lot more. only got 13 days till weigh ins. will be willing to try anything. right now he is only gaining 3 lbs a day. need help please.

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Re: Weight Gain
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 08:57:55 PM »
What's the weight limit? You'll get about 40#s out of him at current rate.LIttle late to iimplant.
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Re: Weight Gain
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 09:25:01 PM »
The max weight is 1450 he needs to weigh a minimum of 1320. today he weighed 1270

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Re: Weight Gain
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 09:41:51 AM »
Was he full of water or empty when you weighed him if he was empty, then you should be fine, just make sure he drinks plenty before he steps on the scale. 5 gallons water is 40+ pounds along with the 40 he should gain over the next 13 days just eating you are at 80, if he drinks 10 gallons your at 120.
Weigh him full and empty and see where you are at.

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Re: Weight Gain
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 10:23:44 AM »
Is that 1320 to show, or 1320 to make the class that you want to be in??  1320 is a high minimum for a show.

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Re: Weight Gain
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 01:24:54 PM »
I suggest finding some soybean oil and topping your feed with 2 oz of it. Your steer will lick the pan dry
The livestock (show) industry is a tough one- if you've never had anything worth a damn you might as well go on the internet and rundown everybody you can.

 

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