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Feed Question

Postby ky colonel » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:55 am

What would be better feed option. Whole corn on the cob ground up vs a 11% feed option at a feed mill?
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Re: Feed Question

Postby Allenw » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:56 pm

it depends.
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Re: Feed Question

Postby pricefarm » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:27 pm

ky colonel wrote:What would be better feed option. Whole corn on the cob ground up vs a 11% feed option at a feed mill?


What are you feeding ? The ground ear corn will only be around 7-8% protein but will be high in energy. The mill feed will have more protein but may not have as much energy.
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Re: Feed Question

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:46 pm

Ground ear corn is a fantastic feed, but 8 - 9% protein (max) so you'll need to add something such as ddg or soymeal to
make it comparable to the 11% mix from the feed mill.
Does the mill mix have any added vitamins or minerals ect.?
What is the cost per ton of the mill mix?
What is the cost per ton of ground ear corn?
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Re: Feed Question

Postby TexasBred » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:20 pm

ky colonel wrote:What would be better feed option. Whole corn on the cob ground up vs a 11% feed option at a feed mill?

Before you do anything see if the feed mill will give you a copy of the formulation on their feed.
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Re: Feed Question

Postby ky colonel » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:40 am

The corn is $400 for 100 bushels. The feed is 220 a ton.
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Re: Feed Question

Postby TexasBred » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:31 am

ky colonel wrote:The corn is $400 for 100 bushels. The feed is 220 a ton.
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Looks like a good sound feed. I'd definitely use it and the price is "right".
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