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What’s safest economical ration?
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Posted 2/10/2019 18:29 (#7311726 - in reply to #7311206)
Subject: RE: What’s safest economical ration?

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Beefbiz - 2/10/2019 14:17

I never use grain in a backgrounding ration if I have corn silage available, unless the gain goal in over 2.75#/day.

Higher energy limit fed grower rations will be more economical on paper, but they require a lot of bunk space and close management so they aren't for everyone.

Could you please give an example? I had asked about a ration with no corn and more corn silage but they told me couldn’t get over a 35 neg ration that wouldn’t gain much over 1.5lbs that way. Using 10 lbs corn silage, 7.4lbs hay mix and .6 lbs 40/20 protein. I questioned their mix as it was still a 18 lb mix even tho more water in it.
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