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Baby calf to 400lb

Post by trin » Wed May 15, 2019 7:19 pm

How much grain would it take to get calf from weaned bottle calf to 400lbs?



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Re: Baby calf to 400lb

Post by Son of Butch » Sat May 18, 2019 4:40 pm

700 lbs of grain plus forage.

Assuming the calf weighs 180 lbs at weaning taking to 400 lbs = seeking 320 lbs of gain.
Target of 2 lbs of gain per day = 320 lbs in 160 days.
You should limit grain to 1.5% of body weight which is an average of 4.35 lbs of grain per day.
4.35 lbs x 160 days = 696 lbs aka 700 pounds.
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Re: Baby calf to 400lb

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat May 18, 2019 4:41 pm

Your results may vary.
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Re: Baby calf to 400lb

Post by Son of Butch » Sat May 18, 2019 4:58 pm

Sure you could do it with 400 lbs of grain and good grass or 500 lbs and more days, but I think it's a pretty good answer to a fairly vague question.

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Re: Baby calf to 400lb

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Sure you could do it with 400 lbs of grain and good grass or 500 lbs and more days, but I think it's a pretty good answer to a fairly vague question.
Great answer but as you well know, results will vary.
You're not paranoid, they really are out to get you!

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