Distillers syrup... backgrounding steers

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Re: Distillers syrup... backgrounding steers

Postby BK9954 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:54 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:We have a small local distillery opening in our county and I know the owners pretty well. I wonder if I need to try and strike a deal for the byproducts?

I would, this one I got just started, only getting 2 55gal. barrels of grain for $15 each and all the syrup/soluble byproduct on the house. I guaranteed to buy everything they make so I got exclusive availability to it.
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Postby kentuckian » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:10 pm

Semi load of 600 pound bulls that I haven't had but for a couple weeks. yes, so far I like it, once they got to eating a decent amount of it. What I like best is the fact of them having "feed" in front of them all the time. I've never had bawling/just weaner calves in this good flesh at this point ever. Maybe it's just the quality of the calves, but normally by this point I've had several pulls and most of the cattle look like they are going backwards. This set looks like they have already gained 50 pounds instead of losing it.
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Re: Distillers syrup... backgrounding steers

Postby kentuckian » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:13 pm

Don't quote me on this but I think there is a difference in syrup coming out of a whiskey distillery vs ethanol plant. I believe the sulfur is way lower in whiskey syrup.. maybe I dreamed that.
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Re: Distillers syrup... backgrounding steers

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 pm

BK9954 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:We have a small local distillery opening in our county and I know the owners pretty well. I wonder if I need to try and strike a deal for the byproducts?

I would, this one I got just started, only getting 2 55gal. barrels of grain for $15 each and all the syrup/soluble byproduct on the house. I guaranteed to buy everything they make so I got exclusive availability to it.


Thanks for the advice.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:18 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
BK9954 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:We have a small local distillery opening in our county and I know the owners pretty well. I wonder if I need to try and strike a deal for the byproducts?

I would, this one I got just started, only getting 2 55gal. barrels of grain for $15 each and all the syrup/soluble byproduct on the house. I guaranteed to buy everything they make so I got exclusive availability to it.


Thanks for the advice.


Never had experience with that stuff but the ethanol plant has it and bring you a tanker of it to your pasture and a thin cow will be a butter ball in no time. it's nice to fatten things up or use with poor hay.
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Postby ddd75 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:37 am

kentuckian wrote:Semi load of 600 pound bulls that I haven't had but for a couple weeks. yes, so far I like it, once they got to eating a decent amount of it. What I like best is the fact of them having "feed" in front of them all the time. I've never had bawling/just weaner calves in this good flesh at this point ever. Maybe it's just the quality of the calves, but normally by this point I've had several pulls and most of the cattle look like they are going backwards. This set looks like they have already gained 50 pounds instead of losing it.



nice!
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Re: Distillers syrup... backgrounding steers

Postby jedstivers » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:00 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:We have a small local distillery opening in our county and I know the owners pretty well. I wonder if I need to try and strike a deal for the byproducts?

Yes you do.
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Re: Distillers syrup... backgrounding steers

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:03 pm

jedstivers wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:We have a small local distillery opening in our county and I know the owners pretty well. I wonder if I need to try and strike a deal for the byproducts?

Yes you do.


I'll call him next week. I bet I'm too late.
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Re: Distillers syrup... backgrounding steers

Postby BK9954 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:07 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
jedstivers wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:We have a small local distillery opening in our county and I know the owners pretty well. I wonder if I need to try and strike a deal for the byproducts?

Yes you do.


I'll call him next week. I bet I'm too late.

I do a search on craigslist every couple days. Thats how I found this one. Found one yesterday for 20 barrels a week of beer grain, has to be picked up on Monday mornings. My truck, trailer and schedule wouldnt let me do it but I passed it on to my buddy that runs over 100 head. This place is giving it free. Thats 2 found on craigslist in the last month.
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Re: Distillers syrup... backgrounding steers

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:09 pm

BK9954 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
jedstivers wrote:Yes you do.


I'll call him next week. I bet I'm too late.

I do a search on craigslist every couple days. Thats how I found this one. Found one yesterday for 20 barrels a week of beer grain, has to be picked up on Monday mornings. My truck, trailer and schedule wouldnt let me do it but I passed it on to my buddy that runs over 100 head. This place is giving it free. Thats 2 found on craigslist in the last month.


Very handy tip, thanks.
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Re: Distillers syrup... backgrounding steers

Postby BK9954 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:56 pm

Just got back from checking the syrup I am getting. It has honey in it. Not sure how long its going to be good for but atleast it has some carbs I guess. Its from the honey flavored moonshine. 250 gallons a week.
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