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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by 5S Cattle » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:29 pm

Interesting. Corn is my highest price commodity. How much vegetable oil could I get away with putting into my feed and how much corn would I not have to put in?



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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by TexasBred » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:15 am

5S Cattle wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Interesting. Corn is my highest price commodity. How much vegetable oil could I get away with putting into my feed and how much corn would I not have to put in?
5S vegetable oil will cost you around $.65 a pound. Not a good replacement for corn and really seldom will fit into a beef cow ration. Utilized more in horse feeds and show feeds.
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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by 5S Cattle » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:20 am

TexasBred wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:15 am
5S Cattle wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Interesting. Corn is my highest price commodity. How much vegetable oil could I get away with putting into my feed and how much corn would I not have to put in?
5S vegetable oil will cost you around $.65 a pound. Not a good replacement for corn and really seldom will fit into a beef cow ration. Utilized more in horse feeds and show feeds.
I can get used vegetable oil for free is what I was saying.

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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by blacksnake » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:57 am

Remember to keep the % fat no more than about 7% of total ration. That includes fat from any corn or other ingredients too.

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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by Dave » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:06 pm

Some years back I was on a tour at a fairly large feedlot. Among other things they fed was potato slurry (the peels) from the huge potato processing plant nearby. They also mentioned vegetable oil. It wasn't a huge part of their ration but it was there. I assumed that those same potato plants cooked some of their product and this feedlot got their old oil. Interesting that the biggest feedlots in the PNW seem to all be located near potato processing plants.

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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by TexasBred » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:38 pm

5S Cattle wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:20 am
TexasBred wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:15 am
5S Cattle wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Interesting. Corn is my highest price commodity. How much vegetable oil could I get away with putting into my feed and how much corn would I not have to put in?
5S vegetable oil will cost you around $.65 a pound. Not a good replacement for corn and really seldom will fit into a beef cow ration. Utilized more in horse feeds and show feeds.
I can get used vegetable oil for free is what I was saying.
Well the price is right. Heck I'd go for it.
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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by 5S Cattle » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:10 pm

Picked up 10 gallons to try. Gonna make feed this afternoon, so we’ll see how it goes pretty quick

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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by HDRider » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:23 pm

My cousin does with his stockers. His wife runs a restaurant and he gets it all.
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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by 5S Cattle » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:29 pm

Did half of what I usually do tonight because I’m runnin short on time. 5 gallons mixes well into 1400 lbs. Also, everything smells like chicken fried steak now and I’m starving :lol2:

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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by 5S Cattle » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:35 am

HDRider wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:23 pm
My cousin does with his stockers. His wife runs a restaurant and he gets it all.
Mind asking how much he puts per ton?

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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by HDRider » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:58 am

5S Cattle wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:35 am
HDRider wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:23 pm
My cousin does with his stockers. His wife runs a restaurant and he gets it all.
Mind asking how much he puts per ton?
I just talked to him. He puts 15 to 20 gallons to 5,000 pounds. That mix will also have about 7 to 800 pounds of ground corn in it.

His mix will have whatever else he can scrounge up, cotton seed, hay, silage, whatever.
bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by davemk1 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:37 pm

We use 6gallons/ton. Yes it is for “show” cattle. I would use it even it was not for show cattle. It eliminates dust issues.

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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by pdfangus » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:01 am

BEFORE MY OLD GELDING DIED....

I USED TO GIVE HIM an eight ounce cup full in his feed every evening just to up his energy intake....his teeth were going bad and he would only eat so much at a time....had to soak it all into a mash...the oil really helped him...
Strength is of no value if it does not have a
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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by 5S Cattle » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:27 am

Thanks hd. I’ve been doing a ton of corn, 600 lbs of cotton seed, and three alfalfa squares to a batch. I’ll be putting about ten gallons of vegetable oil to this mix and give it a bit to see how it does.

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Re: Vegetable oil

Post by Boot Jack Bulls » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:11 pm

I've used veg/corn oil successfully on show stock. Especially for continental bred steers, it worked well to help put on that extra condition and improve coat/hide health. In fact, I had Titan on it over the winter. He got sick and really run down going in to winter and could not take in enough calories to put some cover back on him. I drizzled about 1 cup on his hay (fork fed) once a day for about 2 months. I used whatever was on sale at the local grocery stores. Now he is back with the cows and quickly looking more like his old self. He just needed that extra intake of pure fat every day to get over the hump, so to speak.
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