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Bugs in feed?

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:33 am
by tom4018
I was always told not to feed it if it hand bugs in it? What does it do if they did eat it? Small calves is what I am concerned about. Bought a bag of calf starter and fed a few pounds of it and noticed later bugs coming out of the bag when I went back in the shed.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:46 am
by kenny thomas
My concern would be if there is bugs, there is bug shiit. Plus you paid for good feed, that some what you should get.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:34 am
by skyhightree1
tom4018 wrote:I was always told not to feed it if it hand bugs in it? What does it do if they did eat it? Small calves is what I am concerned about. Bought a bag of calf starter and fed a few pounds of it and noticed later bugs coming out of the bag when I went back in the shed.


I wouldn't feed it and also when I got the bags would open them immediately and inspect then put them in plastic barrels with a lid is what I do for calf feed and milk.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:39 am
by M-5
what kind of bugs ??? We've fed hundreds of tons of feed that had weevils ground in it.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:42 am
by tom4018
M-5 wrote:what kind of bugs ??? We've fed hundreds of tons of feed that had weevils ground in it.

Really not sure but taking it back, just wondered if the few pounds fed will be harmful.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:49 am
by M-5
tom4018 wrote:
M-5 wrote:what kind of bugs ??? We've fed hundreds of tons of feed that had weevils ground in it.

Really not sure but taking it back, just wondered if the few pounds fed will be harmful.


If its store bought I under stand.

around here when corn is gathered it will have some weevils in it and if not treated it will have it in the bins. I have unloaded it and you would have 100s crawling on you in just a few minutes straight out of the field. Even our deer corn we buy by the gravity load has them . I still have some "60's and 70's technology " for treating it to stop the infestation.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:12 am
by True Grit Farms
M-5 wrote:what kind of bugs ??? We've fed hundreds of tons of feed that had weevils ground in it.


All my feed has bugs, some live some dead. I put sevin dust in my mix all when I grind feed and still have live weevils when I feed it.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:52 pm
by 5S Cattle
True Grit Farms wrote:
M-5 wrote:what kind of bugs ??? We've fed hundreds of tons of feed that had weevils ground in it.


All my feed has bugs, some live some dead. I put sevin dust in my mix all when I grind feed and still have live weevils when I feed it.

You feed your cattle sevin dust?

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:57 pm
by True Grit Farms
5S Cattle wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
M-5 wrote:what kind of bugs ??? We've fed hundreds of tons of feed that had weevils ground in it.


All my feed has bugs, some live some dead. I put sevin dust in my mix all when I grind feed and still have live weevils when I feed it.

You feed your cattle sevin dust?


Yes, I feed my cows FEED, with probably a minuet amount of sevin dust in it. We spray our corn with liquid sevin and other insecticides to prevent damage from weevils going in the grain bend every time.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:28 pm
by Craig Miller
The feed for our sheep comes with free weevil more often than not. We have been dusting the feed with diamatateus earth.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:01 pm
by TexasBred
Craig Miller wrote:The feed for our sheep comes with free weevil more often than not. We have been dusting the feed with diamatateus earth.

Probably no extra charge for the added "protein". :lol:

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:20 am
by ALACOWMAN
If I can eat weevils,,it ain't gonna hurt the cows...they aint to bad in grits after their boiled...

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:39 am
by True Grit Farms
ALACOWMAN wrote:If I can eat weevils,,it ain't gonna hurt the cows...they aint to bad in grits after their boiled...


I'll stick with pepper.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:26 pm
by 5S Cattle
True Grit Farms wrote:
5S Cattle wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
All my feed has bugs, some live some dead. I put sevin dust in my mix all when I grind feed and still have live weevils when I feed it.

You feed your cattle sevin dust?


Yes, I feed my cows FEED, with probably a minuet amount of sevin dust in it. We spray our corn with liquid sevin and other insecticides to prevent damage from weevils going in the grain bend every time.

Gotcha. Never had heard of that.

Re: Bugs in feed?

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:05 pm
by TexasBred
True Grit Farms wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:If I can eat weevils,,it ain't gonna hurt the cows...they aint to bad in grits after their boiled...


I'll stick with pepper.

I see your "better half" has convinced you those black things in the grits are black pepper too. :lol2: :lol2: