I'm getting a Steer in mid-May and I have no experience with beef cattle, only sheep. I would like to know what you find is the best feed to buy and any additives you use.
Thanks for all your help!
My suggestion to you first is to talk with the breeder to see what kind of feed the calf has been on. A grower ration a creep ration etc. Then look at cost. Some feed may not be as easily as accessible and costly. With the price of grain you have to figure the cost. We have used Umbargers and the feed mill both. They run about neck and neck. Lots of pre pared feeds out there. Work with your breeder.
The age of the calf the time of your fair etc will also make a difference. the calf may need to pushed hard may be able to cruise. Consider all of those things.
I have never had any luck with the oxy blast etc. I have had success with fast fat and calf manna. Both do a nice job.
this is a start.