TexasBred wrote:HDRider wrote:TexasBred wrote:Grit you folks must have a totally different market than over this way. Heck I don't know one single ingredient that would go into a feed that would cost that little other than something like rice hulls or peanut hulls and even they are $50 a ton delivered. Every other ingredient is $130 a ton and up. Cottonseed meal more like $265 a ton.
I'd pay a between $185 (non pellet) to $235 (pellet) for it here.
I just formulate one for the heck of it....16/5 with an extremely low TDN of 55%....ingredient cost alone for this area was $165 a ton. Nothing added for milling, pelleting, bagging or profit. I think I'm living in the wrong part of the country. lol
I'm going down tomorrow to get a wagon full of feed and I'll get a feed analysis then. I'm also going to send a sample off to UGA and have one done on the feed I actually buy. I was told again that the feed is guaranteed to test 14+% protein and 4% fat. He told me again that the feed will test better than 16% protein and 5% fat, but they won't guarantee that. I don't know what the TDN is and forgot to ask, but the price is $145 a ton picked up tomorrow. M5 says his cows do really good on this feed.