Creep feed DDG

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Creep feed DDG

Post by Tarheelfarmer » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:59 pm

Thinking about creep feeding a mix of 75% corn 25% ddg. Any thoughts good or bad?



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Re: Creep feed DDG

Post by blacksnake » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:29 pm

Better have some type of limiter in it. They will go crazy over that mix.

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Re: Creep feed DDG

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:34 pm

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.
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Re: Creep feed DDG

Post by talltimber » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:52 pm

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.

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Re: Creep feed DDG

Post by Stocker Steve » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:10 pm

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?
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Re: Creep feed DDG

Post by Lucky » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:36 am

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.

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Re: Creep feed DDG

Post by Bigfoot » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:35 am

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.
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Re: Creep feed DDG

Post by Tarheelfarmer » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:26 am

Thanks y’all. Everyone’s replies make good sense. This helps me out.

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