liquid protein worth the expense?

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Re: liquid protein worth the expense?

Postby RanchMan90 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:48 pm

1982vett wrote:Stopped overstocking and over grazing.

Millions of range land doesn't get commercial fertilization.

What's the stocking rate in those conditions?
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Re: liquid protein worth the expense?

Postby 1982vett » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:36 pm

Pre 2008 I was stocking 1 cow to 3 acres, using 18 tons of 30-10-10 and cutting 100 or so acres for hay which I'd sell maybe 1/3 of.

Last year, I was stocked 1 cow to 6 acres. Spread 3 1/2 tons of 30-10-10 on 30 acres of volunteer ryegrass. Baled no hay.

This is some of the pasture I had



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Re: liquid protein worth the expense?

Postby RanchMan90 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:18 pm

1982vett wrote:Pre 2008 I was stocking 1 cow to 3 acres, using 18 tons of 30-10-10 and cutting 100 or so acres for hay which I'd sell maybe 1/3 of.

Last year, I was stocked 1 cow to 6 acres. Spread 3 1/2 tons of 30-10-10 on 30 acres of volunteer ryegrass. Baled no hay.

This is some of the pasture I had



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Looks good :clap:
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Re: liquid protein worth the expense?

Postby ricebeltrancher » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:32 am

We feed liquid for the energy much more so than the protein. That's the question I'd be asking; what is the % energy? We keep it out for growing replacement heifers, and pairs right before we put bulls out. Earlier depending on forage and body condition.
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