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Feed that is wet?

Postby Keith » Fri Mar 02, 2001 6:15 am

I posted a message about feed that is wet. I need to add a little more information. The feed is a corn/ molasses mix, a 14% protein mix. Can I feed that wet? If there are problems, what would they be? The feed does not smell bad, but is clumped and sticky.
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Gene

Re: Feed that is wet?

Postby Gene » Fri Mar 02, 2001 6:45 am

If you are located somewhere where it has been fairly cold since it got wet, there is a good chance that the feed is ok-just sticky from the molasses. However, if the feed has gotten warm any there is also a good chance for mold and could contain mold compounds called aflotoxins. The rumen is a great detoxifier and can handle a pretty decent load of aflotoxin with out much affect. If you want to feed the feed I would suggest keeping it stored seperate but diluting it out with another source when you feed it. Likewise, I would not use it if I were feeding early pregnant heifers or cows.<br>
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