Feed ration

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Feed ration

Postby trin » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:41 pm

Need help making a good feed ration for Holstein steers that I am raising to 400 lbs. corn,dist grain, soybean meal.
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Re: Feed ration

Postby cjmc » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:21 pm

What is your roughage source?
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Re: Feed ration

Postby trin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:40 am

Grass hay. Mostly fescue.
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Re: Feed ration

Postby cjmc » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:10 pm

Is that distillers grain wet, mod or dry?
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Re: Feed ration

Postby trin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:54 pm

It is dry
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Re: Feed ration

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:21 pm

holstein steers 175 lbs - 450 lbs
175-250 lbs 16% protein
250-350 lbs 14.5% pro
350-450 lbs 13.5% pro
450 lbs+ - grower ration 12.5%
holstein finishing ration 11.5%
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Re: Feed ration

Postby cjmc » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:42 pm

15% Corn, 35% DDG, 50% Fescue hay would put you in the ballpark of 16% CP & should allow for about 2 lbs gain/head/d. You'll need to add extra Calcium somehow.
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