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.
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.