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Glad to see you posting after a period of lurking.
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You can look around and get an idea of what is in brewers grain, and make rest of ration too suit, then, a few months down the track, test the animals, not the poop IMO, and see if anything is lacking whilst they are still healthy.
I could have 6 calves, on exact same feed, one squirting, one hard as rocks, and the rest somewhere in between, I look at how they act, look for if hydrated if very loose...etc, hydration is important.
I think your feeding them very well and a lot of un digestible hulls being excreted, that is my take, but I am green too.
When watching what comes out the rear, with sheep and calves, I look at other factors...i.e I just fed them a week of very wet food... = loose, but otherwise acting normal and lot of energy...ok..
When loose, if weak, lethargic, at rear end of mob always, general apathy, then there is an issue....
The brewery will supply far more than I need (four 35-gal. containers every time they brew) so I'm asking other cattle farmer neighbors if they would like some. The owner also has another farmer interested. Concerned about it freezing in winter -- I know you are supposed to feed it right away. What percentage should be fed? I know it's wet, like a slurry, and might take some time for them to develop a taste for it.
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Bddubs here is a link that will show you a typical analysis on WBG on a dry matter basis (all moisture removed) Might be of some help to you.
https://cscgold.com/products-commodity- ... -analysis/
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Here is some good information
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