Grain Mixing machines.

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Grain Mixing machines.

Post by matkinfarms » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:05 pm

I get 1000 to 3000 pounds of wet brewers grain a week. Im wanting to add cracked.corn and maybe some.vitamin mineral supplements. What is a goos machine to mix or for me.or does anyone have any ideas.



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Re: Grain Mixing machines.

Post by ez14. » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:08 pm

I'd just top dress your brewers grain with the other stuff and skip the mixing

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Post by matkinfarms » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:27 pm

Awesome. That would definitely be the easiest

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Post by greggy » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 am

I do not have that much stock, but I get a lot of food waste, no point trying to mix it all....

What I have done is get them all, sheep and cattle, used to ground lupin, and I can mix minerals in with that in a cement mixer, the lupin has a nice taste, so they all clean it all up and minerals are equal mix throughout.

But you could also just supply loose lick minerals.

Or a combo.

Just note, I am new to livestock feeding and nutrition.

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Re: Grain Mixing machines.

Post by sim.-ang.king » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm

A cheap route is a concrete mixer. More expensive is to find a used horizontal mixer.
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Post by greggy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 am

Yeah...concrete mixer...mix minerals reqd with an amount of something they like.

Then free feed everything else....easier too handle and no expensive machinery..😀

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Post by CreekAngus » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:31 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm
A cheap route is a concrete mixer. More expensive is to find a used horizontal mixer.
When I fed brewers grain that’s what was used. Shoveled the grain in with cracked corn and let’er spin for few minutes. When I was being lazy, I’d just top dress.
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Post by chaneysranch » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:56 pm

We use a concrete mixer too. Holds 50 lbs at a time to mix well. We only have 9 head currently (calves anytime!) so we grind our corn for the week, then add Fertrell supplement and ground peas. Probably switching to soybean meal its 1/3 the price. If we grow much bigger we will rethink what we're doing.

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Re: Grain Mixing machines.

Post by greggy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:07 am

The concrete mixer is good....for a few smaller calves.

Unless you have the $$$ for a proper mixer and doing a lot, it is easier to work out what the mob like and keep them so they will eat what your feeding, and just ad extras on top...

I mix lupin when doing smaller feed lots for younger calves, but after that, it is just sprinkled on to, or fed in a different feeding, seems you can always get them to eat what you want if it is controlled, but, yeah, it can take a lot of time too if they are not really hungry.

I can get them to eat most things, just watch, like anyone/thing, that you do not feed the candy at breakfast time :)

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