Yesterday's Tractor Co. Tractor Parts for All Brands
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Using Your Tractor & Crop Talk

Discussion Board - Hand Feeding Calves?

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Wrenchbender

01-18-2013 08:17:27
96.60.185.66



Report to Moderator

I've got four 600-700lb calves I'm feeding out for freezer beefs. This is my first time doing this and wanted to get some others' feedback and advice.

I'm currently feeding them about 5lb total feed/head a day along with all the grass/alfalfa hay they want. My feed is 1.25lb of 32% supplement and the rest rolled/cracked corn. Is this enough feed, too much, about right? What methods have you used or are you using?

TIA, this is a great forum and always full of info! WB<><.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
LAA

01-18-2013 19:20:06
86.51.147.113



Report to Moderator
 Re: Hand Feeding Calves? in reply to Wrenchbender, 01-18-2013 08:17:27  
First, the amount of protein you are feeding is excessive in relation to the amount of energy (corn), Second, no, you are not feeding enough total feed to efficiently fatten your calves. The ration you are feeding, minus the 1 1/2 lbs. per day of the 32% would be what I would call a wintering ration, intended to keep the cattle gaining a pound to a pound and a half or so per day, mostly growing frame and muscle with the intention of turning them out on spring pasture, but not with 6-7 weight yearlings, that would be for 3-5 weight calves. Depending on the quality and percentage of Alfalfa in your hay you may have most of your protein needs met by the hay, if the hay was at least 50% Alfalfa I would be feeding that weight of cattle free choice hay, 6-7 pounds of ground or rolled corn and a pound of 16% supplement per day, less than 50% Alfalfa increase the corn by a pound. You have to adjust the ration gradually as they grow and anytime you change the ration or increase it do so over a period of days to avoid the cattle going off feed. If you look on e-bay you can buy a copy of ''Morrisons feeds and feeding'' for probably 10 bucks, this book was the text book used in college nutrition courses for many years, the 21st revision was published in the 50's and the information is just as accurate today as it was then it has everything you need to know about developing rations and calculating how much to feed any class of livestock as well as a whole lot of other useful information.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters