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Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:38 pm
by TexasBred
Stocker Steve wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:Corn Silage for $25/T

Darn. They charge that much to cut it and haul it to the pit a quarter mile down the road here.


I have to haul it 2.1 miles to get that price. Calves are getting shiny. :cowboy:

They should be. Got another good buy there.

Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:13 pm
by cowboy43
I weaned 21 heifers, Purina 14% creep is $318 a ton. Why is there such a difference in price with Purina feed across the Country. I am in Central Texas.

Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:12 am
by J&D Cattle
cowboy43 wrote:I weaned 21 heifers, Purina 14% creep is $318 a ton. Why is there such a difference in price with Purina feed across the Country. I am in Central Texas.


Lot's of variation in what's available across the country as well. I weaned using their Purina Stresscare 5 product and their Avila 4 mineral tubs for 21 days. I switched to a mill mixed feed to lessen the cost after day 21 though.

Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:05 pm
by TexasBred
cowboy43 wrote:I weaned 21 heifers, Purina 14% creep is $318 a ton. Why is there such a difference in price with Purina feed across the Country. I am in Central Texas.

Good question. Location would be one thing. How far the mill has to have commodities shipped, freight from mill to store, what the market can stand. Sometimes there is just no rhyme nor reason for it but all brands will be close in pricing (price fixing maybe?? :shock: :shock: :shock: ) :lol2:

Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:52 pm
by Hogtiming
I just creep. 1/3 ddg 1/3 corn 1/3 soy hulls. It has been an ok feed

Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:52 am
by shaz
Hogtiming wrote:I just creep. 1/3 ddg 1/3 corn 1/3 soy hulls. It has been an ok feed


Are you using a limiter?

Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:11 pm
by Hogtiming
shaz wrote:
Hogtiming wrote:I just creep. 1/3 ddg 1/3 corn 1/3 soy hulls. It has been an ok feed


Are you using a limiter?

No im feeding it free choice from 150 pounds until I sell them. I do add bovatec

Re: Creep Feed - What do you use?

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:22 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Why grind the corn? Whole shell corn works perfect. Yes, you will SEE the corn in their manure, but it's also in there with ground corn - you just don't see it.
Calves actually prefer coarse feed.
Edit: my "pampered" show string get WSC