Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by greybeard » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:45 am

Hook, with that county being so far South and all the recent rains, is here any chance it's forage related.....tetany or maybe a mag problem if there's been any spurt of new growth? I'm several degrees Lat north of that location and I'm seeing quite a bit of new green coming up here, tho the cows don't let it get very tall. Been unseasonably warm for about 2 weeks now and plenty of moisture.
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by Hook2.0 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:10 am

South of us is more tropical, and they still have grass growing. Here on north there’s no growth for the last month. Regular summer grasses anyway. There’s a few reports of dead cows north of me, so hard to say. Decent idea anyway
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by TexasBred » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:55 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Lucky wrote:I wonder who is making the cubes for TSC and what state they are in?


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Purina use to make the Dumor brand of feed they sold. Not sure who makes this. Check the guaranteed analysis of the feed. It should have manufacturer at bottom of tag. Minneapolis address will be Cargill, St. Louis address will be Purina.
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by TexasBred » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:59 pm

mwj wrote:Do these ''cubes'' use urea as a protein source?

Maybe not purposely but a good chance a bad mistake put a bunch in the mix. Mixing "Mistakes" usually only happen on one batch though and that would only be 2-3 tons.
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by bird dog » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:13 pm

I would bet the cubes are made somewhere locally. I don't think they want to pay the freight form one mill to all of their stores.

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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by Hook2.0 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:25 pm

Haven’t heard any updates on the situation yet and don’t want to bother the detective
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by greybeard » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:57 pm

TexasBred wrote:
mwj wrote:Do these ''cubes'' use urea as a protein source?

Maybe not purposely but a good chance a bad mistake put a bunch in the mix. Mixing "Mistakes" usually only happen on one batch though and that would only be 2-3 tons.

I stopped by my TSC today to see if they knew anything about it, and they said this was the first they had heard of it. Still had pallets of PP 20% cubes sitting in the middle of the floor for sale.
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by TexasBred » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:41 am

bird dog wrote:I would bet the cubes are made somewhere locally. I don't think they want to pay the freight form one mill to all of their stores.

Oh they would be but Cargill and Purina use Minneapolis and St. Louis address on all their feeds regardless of where manufactured. They probably also have production codes etc. that will show exactly where and when those cubes were made as well as where they were all shipped.
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by Hook2.0 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:36 am

This article indicates the affected run has been removed from the stores, and was distributed all the way into South Georgia
https://www.kansas.com/news/business/ar ... 78705.html
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