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Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:20 am
by BK9954
Okay, didnt quite get answer long time ago and answers vary on google, I am getting 1 ton of brewers grain, 28% protien at $60 a ton. Can I feed out steers bought from the auction, along with 13% rye hay, $20 for 4×5.5 round bales. Cant quite figure the calculation. The data says to feed anywhere from 10-20 pounds of brewers grain a fay mixed with hay for 2-3 pounds a day gain.

Re: Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:28 am
by skyhightree1
BK9954 wrote:Okay, didnt quite get answer long time ago and answers vary on google, I am getting 1 ton of brewers grain, 28% protien at $60 a ton. Can I feed out steers bought from the auction, along with 13% rye hay, $20 for 4×5.5 round bales. Cant quite figure the calculation. The data says to feed anywhere from 10-20 pounds of brewers grain a fay mixed with hay for 2-3 pounds a day gain.


I think you can just have to pay attention to your imputs and such... I feed mine free choice brewers grain

Re: Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:06 pm
by RanchMan90
BK9954 wrote:Okay, didnt quite get answer long time ago and answers vary on google, I am getting 1 ton of brewers grain, 28% protien at $60 a ton. Can I feed out steers bought from the auction, along with 13% rye hay, $20 for 4×5.5 round bales. Cant quite figure the calculation. The data says to feed anywhere from 10-20 pounds of brewers grain a fay mixed with hay for 2-3 pounds a day gain.

Think about it backwards. How much money do you want to make? What risks are you willing to take? That will answer your question.

Re: Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:34 pm
by BK9954
Well I am weighing my options on what to do with all the grain. If I cant feed out and cash in on animals, I may just mark it up and sell it on craigslist like the other guys. They are selling 55 gal. for $40. And that guy is selling 20-30 a week. I can beat that price and sell at $30. I dont have many animals on my place need to feed that much right now.

Re: Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:38 pm
by ddd75
i would think you'd make quite a profit with those feed costs.

Re: Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:13 pm
by RanchMan90
BK9954 wrote:Well I am weighing my options on what to do with all the grain. If I cant feed out and cash in on animals, I may just mark it up and sell it on craigslist like the other guys. They are selling 55 gal. for $40. And that guy is selling 20-30 a week. I can beat that price and sell at $30. I dont have many animals on my place need to feed that much right now.

It would take 2 steers to make as much profit as selling 1 barrel weekly. :2cents:

Re: Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:44 pm
by skyhightree1
BK9954 wrote:Well I am weighing my options on what to do with all the grain. If I cant feed out and cash in on animals, I may just mark it up and sell it on craigslist like the other guys. They are selling 55 gal. for $40. And that guy is selling 20-30 a week. I can beat that price and sell at $30. I dont have many animals on my place need to feed that much right now.


Dag I wish I were closer I could rack up since im getting all my tons of grain... Free.. .Yea I may just be a grain dealer there as was said :lol:

Re: Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:20 pm
by BK9954
RanchMan90 wrote:
BK9954 wrote:Well I am weighing my options on what to do with all the grain. If I cant feed out and cash in on animals, I may just mark it up and sell it on craigslist like the other guys. They are selling 55 gal. for $40. And that guy is selling 20-30 a week. I can beat that price and sell at $30. I dont have many animals on my place need to feed that much right now.

It would take 2 steers to make as much profit as selling 1 barrel weekly. :2cents:

Selling it may be the option. This company just got a deal with Specs Liquor and another large retailer. They are about to go into full swing. So I may be up to my ears in grain. The stuff I cant feed now I have been drying in the sun for longer storage. It doesnt come soaking wet like the beer grain. This stuff is just damp, has some corn thats almost whole.

Re: Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:41 pm
by quartermeter
You can fill up a barrel with a lid on it and make sileage. I've done that and fed it 6 mo Later. Cows loved it.

Re: Feed Out Steers Profitable

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:57 pm
by BK9954
quartermeter wrote:You can fill up a barrel with a lid on it and make sileage. I've done that and fed it 6 mo Later. Cows loved it.

I am having them put it in 55 gal blue food grade barrels with lids. It gets white mold on the top layer. You can keep it for that long without the whole thing turning? We are also going through some 100 degree days. But heck the buckets cost $30 so they are worth more then the feed. Thats been the biggest investment in getting this stuff. I drop off buckets when I pick up the full ones.