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Postby 5S Cattle » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:24 pm

Those that feed it, how much and how often? I have a handful of Herefords dropping f1's this week. And everything else is heavy bred, should start dropping in Jan-mar. I've been putting out 100 lbs twice a week 40 head
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Re: WCS

Postby callmefence » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:25 pm

5S Cattle wrote:Those that feed it, how much and how often? I have a handful of Herefords dropping f1's this week. And everything else is heavy bred, should start dropping in Jan-mar. I've been putting out 100 lbs twice a week 40 head


On sure enough winter grass or average hay I would be at about 150 pounds a day on 40 pairs.
Your probably good on the dry cows.
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Re: WCS

Postby 5S Cattle » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:55 pm

callmefence wrote:
5S Cattle wrote:Those that feed it, how much and how often? I have a handful of Herefords dropping f1's this week. And everything else is heavy bred, should start dropping in Jan-mar. I've been putting out 100 lbs twice a week 40 head


On sure enough winter grass or average hay I would be at about 150 pounds a day on 40 pairs.
Your probably good on the dry cows.

You'd say I'm good on twice a week or would you bump that to every day?
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Re: WCS

Postby Turkeybird » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:33 pm

Back when it was 80$/ ton we used to feed 2 1/2 lbs /hd on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday( had a older guy that fed those days and it worked good), sacked it up and fed in little piles on clean sod
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Re: WCS

Postby 5S Cattle » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:38 pm

Turkeybird wrote:Back when it was 80$/ ton we used to feed 2 1/2 lbs /hd on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday( had a older guy that fed those days and it worked good), sacked it up and fed in little piles on clean sod

Pretty much what I'm doin now. I have it dumped on covered concrete. Then scraping it into old feed and corn sacks then making 4-5 piles/sack. We're your cows dry or lactating turkey bird?
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Re: WCS

Postby jedstivers » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:37 pm

Just do a google search. Tons of info on whole cotton seed.
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Re: WCS

Postby Turkeybird » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:04 am

They were dry, but when they started calving we would top dress a little ground corn on top( aimed for one pound)
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Re: WCS

Postby callmefence » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:11 am

5S Cattle wrote:
callmefence wrote:
5S Cattle wrote:Those that feed it, how much and how often? I have a handful of Herefords dropping f1's this week. And everything else is heavy bred, should start dropping in Jan-mar. I've been putting out 100 lbs twice a week 40 head


On sure enough winter grass or average hay I would be at about 150 pounds a day on 40 pairs.
Your probably good on the dry cows.

You'd say I'm good on twice a week or would you bump that to every day?


I would think that your good what your doing on dry cows. Maybe go every other day if your grass is played out.
Once they calve start ramping it up.
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Re: WCS

Postby 5S Cattle » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:25 am

callmefence wrote:
5S Cattle wrote:
callmefence wrote:
On sure enough winter grass or average hay I would be at about 150 pounds a day on 40 pairs.
Your probably good on the dry cows.

You'd say I'm good on twice a week or would you bump that to every day?


I would think that your good what your doing on dry cows. Maybe go every other day if your grass is played out.
Once they calve start ramping it up.

Thanks fence. Never messed with this stuff before
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Re: WCS

Postby TexasBred » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:55 pm

Turkeybird wrote:They were dry, but when they started calving we would top dress a little ground corn on top( aimed for one pound)

Next time just increase the seed and forget the corn. :nod:
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