Rice bran worth feeding

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Rice bran worth feeding

Postby DCA farm » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:02 pm

Hello
I'm yalls option is rice bran worth feeding I can buy it $6 a sack wondering if it be worth mixing in with my 16% pellet i feed ($9a sack).
I know there will be a protein% cut but I mainly feed to keep the cows gentle more than to put gain on. Cows are on good grass and will have good hay and winter pasture.

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Re: Rice bran worth feeding

Postby BC » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:21 am

If you need energy, rice bran can be a good feed supplement. I figure rice bran at 12% CP, 12% fate and 12% fiber.

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Re: Rice bran worth feeding

Postby TexasBred » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:23 pm

BC wrote:If you need energy, rice bran can be a good feed supplement. I figure rice bran at 12% CP, 12% fate and 12% fiber.

Very good energy and very digestible. If it were me I'd probably feed the bran and forget about the 16% pellet. A lot of horse owners feed it, it's just sometimes a little hard to get.
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