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Creep feed DDG

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:59 pm
by Tarheelfarmer
Thinking about creep feeding a mix of 75% corn 25% ddg. Any thoughts good or bad?

Re: Creep feed DDG

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:29 pm
by blacksnake
Better have some type of limiter in it. They will go crazy over that mix.

Re: Creep feed DDG

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:34 pm
by Bigfoot
I creep feed 60% corn 40% ddg. I do it right before weaning, so they know what it is, and how to eat it. I’ve never experienced a net gain to creep feeding a calf. I’d rather keep the calf after weaning, and grow the frame.

Re: Creep feed DDG

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:52 pm
by talltimber
I've had two pairs cut out of the bunch for a while. I was having trouble, one of them being an aged cow going downhill pretty fast. The other was the only first calf hfr I had this fall. I knew I was gonna have to put the cow down eventually and started those two calves on 50/50 chops/ddg's. They were eating it and doing fine. I dont know if an extended period of time of it, at a young age, may present stomach problems or not.

Re: Creep feed DDG

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:10 pm
by Stocker Steve
Bigfoot wrote:I creep feed 60% corn 40% ddg. I do it right before weaning, so they know what it is, and how to eat it. I’ve never experienced a net gain to creep feeding a calf.


You are saying that creep feed conversion is low?

Re: Creep feed DDG

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:36 am
by Lucky
Stocker Steve wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:I creep feed 60% corn 40% ddg. I do it right before weaning, so they know what it is, and how to eat it. I’ve never experienced a net gain to creep feeding a calf.


You are saying that creep feed conversion is low?


Only benefit I saw from creep feeding was that they were ready to go on full feed at weaning. I didn’t see any real benifit as far as weight gain.

Re: Creep feed DDG

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:35 am
by Bigfoot
Stocker Steve wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:I creep feed 60% corn 40% ddg. I do it right before weaning, so they know what it is, and how to eat it. I’ve never experienced a net gain to creep feeding a calf.


You are saying that creep feed conversion is low?


Naw, I just use it to get them started eating before I pull them from the herd.

Re: Creep feed DDG

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:26 am
by Tarheelfarmer
Thanks y’all. Everyone’s replies make good sense. This helps me out.