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When to feed grains?

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Cattle (Feed & Forages)' started by Hacked, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Jul 9, 2014
    Hacked

    Hacked Just born

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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?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2014
    mysunwolf

    mysunwolf Herd Master

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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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    greybeard

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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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    WyndSyrin

    WyndSyrin Overrun with beasties

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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