Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by JMJ Farms » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:14 am

Bad deal. But that’s pretty quick detective work if you ask me. Pretty impressive.


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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by greybeard » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:35 am

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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by Lucky » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:20 am

JMJ Farms wrote:Bad deal. But that’s pretty quick detective work if you ask me. Pretty impressive.


Wonder if they found something in the cube mix and went looking for dead cattle?

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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by farmerjan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:44 pm

OMG I feel for the producers..... sure hope they pinpoint it and everyone stops feeding it. A lawsuit waiting to happen....
Remember one time reading about some dead cattle on a farm, can't remember where, and come to find out the feed mill had put a chemical in it rather than the mineral it should have had. Took the feed the farm had, had it analyzed, and found out it had some poison instead of the mineral.... but no matter what someone might get in return, it is heartbreaking to lose cattle like that.

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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by Lucky » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:04 am

I wonder who is making the cubes for TSC and what state they are in?

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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:56 am

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


Bingo!
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by JMJ Farms » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:25 am

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


Yep. Me too.
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by JMJ Farms » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:31 am

Hook2.0 wrote:So far, by my count on Facebook just of people who are saying their cows died suddenly after feeding these cubes in the last week, it’s up to about 30 in 6 or 7 counties. How many of those are actually tied together who knows


I lost one last week. Who do I call? :hide:

I do hope people aren’t taking advantage of a bad situation.
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by mwj » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:59 am

Do these ''cubes'' use urea as a protein source?
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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by TCRanch » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:11 am

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

Not according to their website.
http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produc ... cube-50-lb

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Re: Urgent warning. Cubes in florida.

Post by greybeard » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:25 am

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

Cargill or Purina/LandoLakes would be my guess..
One of the other big recalls from TSC PP products was due to high aflatoxin in corn byproducts.
Dry dog food from Cargill's Lecompte La plant.
You'd probably have to know how to read the code on the bag to find out exactly where the cubes come from..or maybe corner & bribe the truck driver that delivers them....
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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 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?


Bingo!

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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