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Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:49 pm
by Son of Butch
I'd estimate his realistic potential at 348 lbs in 120 days (2.90 lbs per day) as ol' 243 said, several variables are in play

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:19 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
A good quality steer can gain 2#-5 #/day depending on the amount fed. Generally in the 2.5 to 3.5# range.

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:27 am
by ky colonel
didnt know that. how much feed per day? something with a high protein %?

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:42 am
by Son of Butch
11% protein grain mix (ground shell corn and soybean meal)
5 lbs of grain per day for first 10 days increase to 8 lbs for 1 week then increasing to whatever he cleans up
with goal of 1 lb - 1.5 lbs of grain mix per 100 lbs body weight (8-16 lbs per day)

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:14 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Son of Butch wrote:11% protein grain mix (ground shell corn and soybean meal)
5 lbs of grain per day for first 10 days increase to 8 lbs for 1 week then increasing to whatever he cleans up
with goal of 1 lb - 1.5 lbs of grain mix per 100 lbs body weight (8-16 lbs per day)

Plus hay or grass.