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What’s safest economical ration?
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Posted 2/10/2019 21:08 (#7312192 - in reply to #7311918)
Subject: RE: What’s safest economical ration?

Ne Nebraska
Thanks beefbiz!

550-600 heifers. Growing to 800-850 and then deciding to ship or finish, so not implanting yet. First attempt feeding calves here. Been cow/calf only.

So that ration contains no corn. As far as protein what % does a ration need to be? I’m feeding prairie hay40%/alfalfa60% ground mix be about 13.8% protein mixed according to tests done. The neg of hay mix around 34. Just trying to use alfalfa as protein source.

Let’s say I went 75% corn silage, 21% hay mix and 4% 40/20. That would put me at around 44neg and 10.8% protein. That sound right? I kind of like the looks of that. Add corn and remove hay as they grow to increase neg.
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