Posted 11/18/2012 03:10 (#2703371) Subject: pet peeves
1. To all of those in the feed industry that push the idea of either a no or low roughage ration, and push the B.S. that all the grain in the manure has no feed value. Many years ago I finished 8 steers on shelled corn plus pellets, and I ran 2 hogs behind them and finished them. So if the corn has no feed value left, the hogs should have starved, right?
2. Free choice mineral has to be one of the biggest money-makers for feed companys there is. Most of this mineral has molasses in it, so the cattle will eat it. If there was no molasses in it, the cattle wouldn't touch it. The experts say they will only consume what they need. If you turned a bunch of kids loose in a candy store, they would only eat as much as they needed, right? If cattle eat too much mineral you add more salt, and if they don't eat enough you add more molasses. It is supposed to be free choice, but I determine how much they consume, huh?