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Corn is Rock Solid

Postby angus9259 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:39 pm

In a previous post, some folks said the whole corn I see in the manure is just a shell - all the nutrients are digested out. I picked through some poop the other day and the shelled corn in that poop is shelled corn. It ain't no shell. What gives? Was that ya'll just seeing if you could get me to pick through some poop?
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Re: Corn is Rock Solid

Postby TexasBred » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:43 pm

angus9259 wrote:In a previous post, some folks said the whole corn I see in the manure is just a shell - all the nutrients are digested out. I picked through some poop the other day and the shelled corn in that poop is shelled corn. It ain't no shell. What gives? Was that ya'll just seeing if you could get me to pick through some poop?

If the outer shell of a grain of corn is broken they can get the nutrients from the grain. This is why we say there will always be around 15% pass through (not digested).
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Re: Corn is Rock Solid

Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:58 pm

angus9259 wrote:Was that ya'll just seeing if you could get me to pick through some poop?


Ya, but did you chew on it to test the shell hardness?
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Re: Corn is Rock Solid

Postby WalnutCrest » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:15 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
angus9259 wrote:Was that ya'll just seeing if you could get me to pick through some poop?


Ya, but did you chew on it to test the shell hardness?


That was my first question, too.
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Re: Corn is Rock Solid

Postby callmefence » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:48 am

I'd suspect your seeing that 15 percent. Tb mentioned
It's kinda like oil or blood. Don't take much to look like a whole lot.
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Re: Corn is Rock Solid

Postby TexasBred » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:32 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
angus9259 wrote:Was that ya'll just seeing if you could get me to pick through some poop?


Ya, but did you chew on it to test the shell hardness?

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: Ok now Steve. You mean the "Blind Taste Test"... :lol:
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