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Blood Meal

Postby Son of Butch » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:05 am

Any thoughts or concerns about feeding blood meal to cattle?
My opinion is it's better used as fertilizer, but it remains popular in dairy cow rations.
Any better educated opinions out there?


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Re: Blood Meal

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:08 am

Son of Butch wrote:Any thoughts or concerns about feeding blood meal to cattle?
My opinion is it's better used as fertilizer, but it remains popular in dairy cow rations.
Any better educated opinions?


This is another one of these it might be okay but I ain’t doing it.
Bovine is meant to eat grass not blood,bone or meat byproducts.
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Re: Blood Meal

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:15 am

Wasn't mad cow disease "BSE" started by feeding something you shouldn't to cattle? I guess as long as it's not feed in this country it should be alright.
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Re: Blood Meal

Postby TexasBred » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:39 am

Son of Butch wrote:Any thoughts or concerns about feeding blood meal to cattle?
My opinion is it's better used as fertilizer, but it remains popular in dairy cow rations.
Any better educated opinions out there?


p.s.
Any knee jerk reactions are also welcomed.

Most blood meal used in rations now is porcine (pork) blood meal. Excellent source of by-pass protein, high quality but usually isn't economically feasible to be used in a ration for cattle.
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Re: Blood Meal

Postby Silver » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:49 pm

I'm with CB on this one.
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Re: Blood Meal

Postby farmerjan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:19 pm

I have several dairy farms that report feed data for their DHIA records and not one of them has blood meal in any of their rations or added concentrates. I had heard that there was use of porcine blood meal to get away from any of the BSE concerns. Most said it is not economically justifiable. I wouldn't use it. Great for spreading around plants to help keep the deer away. Have to replace it after rain....
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