Posted 1/17/2010 00:35 (#1026194 - in reply to #1026148) Subject: RE: That is a new one on me
Screenings generally have a much much much higher percentage of what are sharper edges than cracked corn would be more correctly put.
Generally it was recommended that we limit screenings on big cattle ( 900 lbs and up ) with a very high % of dry matter in the ration total. Bulk of the ration was dry cracked corn, so limited dry screenings mixed in.
On smaller cattle or cows with high % of wet ( silage ) in the ration it was not much of an issue ( lot's of moisture though and bulk of ration was roughage not grain ).
The subject has me curious now....since most lots down this way have steam towers and flakers, it would be interesting to know what % of screenings can be run with strait grain in the tower ( granted they would likely have to limit that some, thus not plug a tower after the steam heat ).
I agree with rocknk that it never dawned on me these things would be bought or sold...
Just used to guys that screen their corn and trickle those into rations over the course of the winter.