Creep Feed - What do you use?

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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:17 am

Literature is all over on creep feed conversion. Do you have any personal trusted information on this?
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby JSCATTLE » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:16 am

Creep feed has always been so expensive here and the critters eat so much it doesn't pencil out. I wish we could get feed for 200 a ton.
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby Black and Good » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:51 pm

I have it custom mixed for $200.00 per ton. They mix for whatever I'm trying to do like if I'm bout to wean and the feeder is going to follow then into the weaning lot they will bump up the limiter so they don't over do it. B&G
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby angus9259 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:41 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:Literature is all over on creep feed conversion. Do you have any personal trusted information on this?


It works great for me but I'm as harsh as it gets - nursing calves over the winter in the snow. calves do great - but by the time I wean them they are eating 10 - 15 lbs per day of oats so it's not cheap. If I calved in the spring I wouldn't do it.
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby TCRanch » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:11 pm

I just had to double check but we locked in at $185 per ton last week for 20% protein range nuggets (cubes). This particular Coop makes them but the other local Coop purchases from Purina. We don't creep feed but we do feed cubes year 'round, minimal amount in the summer but primarily for the calves, most of which are on cubes by 3 months and it makes weaning easier.
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby TexasBred » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:56 pm

TCRanch wrote:I just had to double check but we locked in at $185 per ton last week for 20% protein range nuggets (cubes). This particular Coop makes them but the other local Coop purchases from Purina. We don't creep feed but we do feed cubes year 'round, minimal amount in the summer but primarily for the calves, most of which are on cubes by 3 months and it makes weaning easier.

Wow that's a steal. 20% cubes down here are running about $6.50==$6.75 per bag.
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby TexasBred » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:14 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
angus9259 wrote:Is that a bulk price or do you buy in bags?

The Purina Rangeland is bagged and delivered for $200 ton. I feel they give me a lot of service for the price,
so no complaints there.

Awesome price and pretty good looking feed especially with the Bovatec in it. With the high fiber level it probably has a lot of soyhulls in it (hopefully not rice hulls). If so soyhulls have almost as much energy as corn and no starches. If rice hulls it's junk. Add some of that good locally grown corn and you should have a darn good feed. (In spite of what the Purina man says ;-))
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby TexasBred » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:16 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:Literature is all over on creep feed conversion. Do you have any personal trusted information on this?

Steve that would depend entirely on the quality and density of the creep feed. Doubt you'll find any "trusted information".
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby TCRanch » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:49 am

TexasBred wrote:
TCRanch wrote:I just had to double check but we locked in at $185 per ton last week for 20% protein range nuggets (cubes). This particular Coop makes them but the other local Coop purchases from Purina. We don't creep feed but we do feed cubes year 'round, minimal amount in the summer but primarily for the calves, most of which are on cubes by 3 months and it makes weaning easier.

Wow that's a steal. 20% cubes down here are running about $6.50==$6.75 per bag.

They went up. Last year we locked in at $175.
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby TexasBred » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:57 am

TCRanch wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
TCRanch wrote:I just had to double check but we locked in at $185 per ton last week for 20% protein range nuggets (cubes). This particular Coop makes them but the other local Coop purchases from Purina. We don't creep feed but we do feed cubes year 'round, minimal amount in the summer but primarily for the calves, most of which are on cubes by 3 months and it makes weaning easier.

Wow that's a steal. 20% cubes down here are running about $6.50==$6.75 per bag.

They went up. Last year we locked in at $175.


Still an excellent price. Any idea what the crude fiber level is on this feed? Just curious.
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby TCRanch » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:45 am

TexasBred wrote:
TCRanch wrote:
TexasBred wrote:Wow that's a steal. 20% cubes down here are running about $6.50==$6.75 per bag.

They went up. Last year we locked in at $175.


Still an excellent price. Any idea what the crude fiber level is on this feed? Just curious.

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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:04 am

TCRanch wrote:They went up. Last year we locked in at $175.


Corn is less than $100/T ...
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:11 am

TexasBred wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:Literature is all over on creep feed conversion. Do you have any personal trusted information on this?

Steve that would depend entirely on the quality and density of the creep feed. Doubt you'll find any "trusted information".


Do you have a favorite feed conversion estimate?
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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:49 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:Literature is all over on creep feed conversion. Do you have any personal trusted information on this?

Steve that would depend entirely on the quality and density of the creep feed. Doubt you'll find any "trusted information".


Here is a sober guesstimate: U$S 200/T for pellets is $.10/lb at 10:1 conversion = $1/lb for cost of feed :(

Do you have a favorite feed conversion estimate?
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