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Feeding grain cost

Postby rufun2sun » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:12 pm

Noticed my grain doesn't last as long, I'm guessing cuz everyone is getting bigger. Just figured I'm at $1.26 per day per head. I buy all my feed. I'm small time operation, just wondered how that compares to others?
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby shaz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:17 pm

1.10 per head per day for 5lbs of feed and 2lbs shell corn to some 7wt heifers I'm going to AI in about 50 days.
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby M-5 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:20 pm

.35 a head a day for 5# OF FEED EACH
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:35 pm

rufun2sun wrote:Noticed my grain doesn't last as long, I'm guessing cuz everyone is getting bigger. Just figured I'm at $1.26 per day per head. I buy all my feed. I'm small time operation, just wondered how that compares to others?


Its costing me avg of 150.00 per week for 16-35 tons per week.
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:55 pm

I have my feed cost at $.09 a pound including mineral this year.
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Postby Supa Dexta » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:00 pm

Well I first needed a plough, and a tractor... disks, harrows and a land leveler. A grain drill, a roller. Fertilizer spreader. And a Sprayer. Combine, grain cart, grain bin, auger, feed mill, and bunks. And finally a few buckets to feed it to them.

All and all I can't be in for more than half a mill?
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:02 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
rufun2sun wrote:Noticed my grain doesn't last as long, I'm guessing cuz everyone is getting bigger. Just figured I'm at $1.26 per day per head. I buy all my feed. I'm small time operation, just wondered how that compares to others?


Its costing me avg of 150.00 per week for 16-35 tons per week.

What the dry matter and TDN? We have a produce farm that charges $25 a ton for cull carrots and I'm better off feeding what I have. The percentage of dry matter and TDN is the the way to measure feed.
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby shaz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:23 pm

M-5 wrote:.35 a head a day for 5# OF FEED EACH


5# of what?
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:28 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
rufun2sun wrote:Noticed my grain doesn't last as long, I'm guessing cuz everyone is getting bigger. Just figured I'm at $1.26 per day per head. I buy all my feed. I'm small time operation, just wondered how that compares to others?


Its costing me avg of 150.00 per week for 16-35 tons per week.

What the dry matter and TDN? We have a produce farm that charges $25 a ton for cull carrots and I'm better off feeding what I have. The percentage of dry matter and TDN is the the way to measure feed.


The only grain I feed is brewers grain.. Here is the average analysis if you can make sense of it. I only know its truly helped me out tremendously.

http://www.csc-world.com/products-commo ... -analysis/
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby M-5 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:39 pm

shaz wrote:
M-5 wrote:.35 a head a day for 5# OF FEED EACH


5# of what?


Commodity blend , corn peanuts cotton screening and byproducts compressed into a pellet. Garuntee 14% protein
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby shaz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:45 pm

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skyhightree1 wrote:
rufun2sun wrote:Noticed my grain doesn't last as long, I'm guessing cuz everyone is getting bigger. Just figured I'm at $1.26 per day per head. I buy all my feed. I'm small time operation, just wondered how that compares to others?


Its costing me avg of 150.00 per week for 16-35 tons per week.

What the dry matter and TDN? We have a produce farm that charges $25 a ton for cull carrots and I'm better off feeding what I have. The percentage of dry matter and TDN is the the way to measure feed.


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Fed some throw away thrift store bread to pigs 3 years ago and even though a pick-up load was 10 bucks it wasn't a good deal when you look at the dry matter.
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:49 pm

shaz wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
Its costing me avg of 150.00 per week for 16-35 tons per week.

What the dry matter and TDN? We have a produce farm that charges $25 a ton for cull carrots and I'm better off feeding what I have. The percentage of dry matter and TDN is the the way to measure feed.


True,
Fed some throw away thrift store bread to pigs 3 years ago and even though a pick-up load was 10 bucks it wasn't a good deal when you look at the dry matter.


I feed bread by dump truck loads to pigs... I feed it because I like it for the flavors the meats have with the mixes I make with it not for the feed analysis.
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:06 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
shaz wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:What the dry matter and TDN? We have a produce farm that charges $25 a ton for cull carrots and I'm better off feeding what I have. The percentage of dry matter and TDN is the the way to measure feed.


True,
Fed some throw away thrift store bread to pigs 3 years ago and even though a pick-up load was 10 bucks it wasn't a good deal when you look at the dry matter.


I feed bread by dump truck loads to pigs... I feed it because I like it for the flavors the meats have with the mixes I make with it not for the feed analysis.

I'd like to feed just grass and hay, but I can't grow 14% hay for the wet cows. For me I think hay would be the cheapest and easiest feed option. I believe we make raising cattle harder than it needs to be. Messing with feed and hay seems like I'm spinning my wheels half of the time.
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:33 pm

rufun2sun wrote:Noticed my grain doesn't last as long, I'm guessing cuz everyone is getting bigger... I'm at $1.26 per day per head.
I buy all my feed. I'm small time operation, just wondered how that compares to others?

Feeding steers or cows?
$3.92 bu corn = 7 cents lb
18 lbs corn = $1.26 per day/hd
6:1 grain conversion = Steers gaining 3 lbs per day..... yupper they should be getting big.

No way you're feeding 18 lbs of grain/day to cows?
Are you?
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Re: Feeding grain cost

Postby Bigfoot » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:42 pm

rufun2sun wrote:Noticed my grain doesn't last as long, I'm guessing cuz everyone is getting bigger. Just figured I'm at $1.26 per day per head. I buy all my feed. I'm small time operation, just wondered how that compares to others?


What are you feeding, and how much?
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