When to feed grains?

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Real n00b question here:

I am still working on fencing, and plan on getting cattle by next spring (if not sooner). I will have plenty of grazing grass and bales of hay for everyday feeding, but when do you feed grain from a bag, and how much?
 

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Depends on your style of management, what breed of cattle, how old, how your pastures are, what stage of life they're at, etc. Give us some more info!
 

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What he /\ said.
Cow calf operation?
Raising steers?
Beef production----Dairy?

What part of the world are you in?

Personally, other than a little creep feed after weaning, and some cubes/cake to keep them coming up to the working areas, I never feed grain except in winter--or what passes for winter here in East Texas, and then, only if it is cold, windy AND wet.

Finishing steers or home freezer beef tho, is a different story.
 

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I tend to feed cracked corn to the group that I work with once a day during the spring/summer here, the during fall/winter 2x/day because they need the energy. Also they know that when we call them and they come, the herd will get a treat of corn for listening to us
 
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