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Re: Mineral program

Postby BC » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:06 am

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BC wrote:Most of the loose minerals I am familiar with call for the animal to eat 4 ozs per day. At that rate, each cow will consume between 91 and 92 lbs a year so figure 100 lbs per head. The mineral that I get from Northeast Texas Farmers Coop runs $46 per head a year ($46 per cwt.). That $5 mineral block you are talking about is just a brown salt block.

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100 lbs a cow........I hadn't ever done that calculation. I'd have to dig through my feed tickets, but mine might consume 1/2 oz a day.

Vette, The label on the sack said cattle should consume about 4 ozs per day (4x365=1460 ozs; 1460/16=91.25) That is how I came up with those figures.

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Re: Mineral program

Postby 1982vett » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:11 pm

BC wrote:
1982vett wrote:
BC wrote:Most of the loose minerals I am familiar with call for the animal to eat 4 ozs per day. At that rate, each cow will consume between 91 and 92 lbs a year so figure 100 lbs per head. The mineral that I get from Northeast Texas Farmers Coop runs $46 per head a year ($46 per cwt.). That $5 mineral block you are talking about is just a brown salt block.

:shock:

100 lbs a cow........I hadn't ever done that calculation. I'd have to dig through my feed tickets, but mine might consume 1/2 oz a day.

Vette, The label on the sack said cattle should consume about 4 ozs per day (4x365=1460 ozs; 1460/16=91.25) That is how I came up with those figures.

Yeah....roughly 100 lbs a cow......60 cows would 6000 lbs. that's mind boggling to me but I suppose in some places it isn't.
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Re: Mineral program

Postby 1982vett » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:13 pm

1982vett wrote:
BC wrote:
1982vett wrote: :shock:

100 lbs a cow........I hadn't ever done that calculation. I'd have to dig through my feed tickets, but mine might consume 1/2 oz a day.

Vette, The label on the sack said cattle should consume about 4 ozs per day (4x365=1460 ozs; 1460/16=91.25) That is how I came up with those figures.

Yeah....roughly 100 lbs a cow......60 cows would 6000 lbs., or 5400 which ever way you want to round to, that's mind boggling to me but I suppose in some places it isn't.
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