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Re: Weaning ration

Post by ValleyView » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:35 pm

5S Cattle wrote:
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I picked up 1000lbs of commodity blend for $114 yesterday in a $22 sack from Amazon. Gradually transitioning them from 14% creep to the new feed.

Hoping to hit the 2nd sale in January and they’ll be 48 days weaned at that point. The feed brings back fond memories of my college days as it smells like stale beer!
I’d put at least 60 days before you sell them. About 45 days is when they really start to put the weight on. Sell them then and you did all the hard work for the next guy to make the profit
Good to know, thanks for the heads up! Assuming the calves perform on commodity blend I can stomach letting them hang around without breaking the bank.


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Re: Weaning ration

Post by HC TN Angus » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:46 pm

ValleyView wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:01 pm
I picked up 1000lbs of commodity blend for $114 yesterday in a $22 sack from Amazon. Gradually transitioning them from 14% creep to the new feed.

Hoping to hit the 2nd sale in January and they’ll be 48 days weaned at that point. The feed brings back fond memories of my college days as it smells like stale beer!
Where can the commodity blend be purchased? Only have CoOp near me, and I'm new to this, but haven't heard of it before. I'm paying $6.50 for 12% and $8 for 14% per 50.

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Re: Weaning ration

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:13 am

HC TN Angus wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:46 pm
ValleyView wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:01 pm
I picked up 1000lbs of commodity blend for $114 yesterday in a $22 sack from Amazon. Gradually transitioning them from 14% creep to the new feed.

Hoping to hit the 2nd sale in January and they’ll be 48 days weaned at that point. The feed brings back fond memories of my college days as it smells like stale beer!
Where can the commodity blend be purchased? Only have CoOp near me, and I'm new to this, but haven't heard of it before. I'm paying $6.50 for 12% and $8 for 14% per 50.
Where are you located in TN? If in eastern TN there are a couple of places that will mix it anyway you want. I paid 215 for 16% Friday.
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Re: Weaning ration

Post by southernultrablack » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:20 pm

Place in southern TN. (Elora) will mix it bout any way you want it. I called Friday and 13% beef grower was 215/ton picked up in bulk

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Re: Weaning ration

Post by HC TN Angus » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:46 am

Middle TN. Hickman Co.

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Re: Weaning ration

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:20 am

HC TN Angus wrote:
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Middle TN. Hickman Co.
You need to put that info on your profile. That way, every time your name appears in a thread, your LOCATION will be listed on the far right of the message. "Some" people on this board may remember your name AND location, but I guarantee you I won't - LOL even though you are telling us in your name. HC TN can just be prefix of a farm name - not a location. Humor us old folks.
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Re: Weaning ration

Post by cumminspuller » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:42 pm

kenny thomas call Ogle Feed in Flintville, TN. They will mix whatever you want. That is where my feed comes form and who I sell my calves to that I background. Good people to.

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Re: Weaning ration

Post by kenny thomas » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:25 pm

cumminspuller wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:42 pm
kenny thomas call Ogle Feed in Flintville, TN. They will mix whatever you want. That is where my feed comes form and who I sell my calves to that I background. Good people to.
I appreciate that but I am a long way from there. I can get anything and everything mixed here. Can have it delivered to my bin it in the sack to the barn at the same price
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Re: Weaning ration

Post by cumminspuller » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:34 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:25 pm
cumminspuller wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:42 pm
kenny thomas call Ogle Feed in Flintville, TN. They will mix whatever you want. That is where my feed comes form and who I sell my calves to that I background. Good people to.
I appreciate that but I am a long way from there. I can get anything and everything mixed here. Can have it delivered to my bin it in the sack to the barn at the same price
I'm sorry Kenny. That was suppose to be directed to TN HC Angus. I guess I read your name and had it on my brain when I was typing that. I'd say the delivery charge might get a little steep going to you. :lol:

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Re: Weaning ration

Post by kenny thomas » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:35 pm

cumminspuller wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:34 pm
kenny thomas wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:25 pm
cumminspuller wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:42 pm
kenny thomas call Ogle Feed in Flintville, TN. They will mix whatever you want. That is where my feed comes form and who I sell my calves to that I background. Good people to.
I appreciate that but I am a long way from there. I can get anything and everything mixed here. Can have it delivered to my bin it in the sack to the barn at the same price
I'm sorry Kenny. That was suppose to be directed to TN HC Angus. I guess I read your name and had it on my brain when I was typing that. I'd say the delivery charge might get a little steep going to you. :lol:
Not a problem. You were trying to help is what matters
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Re: Weaning ration

Post by TexasBred » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:18 pm

Someone help me out here. I hear that word "commodity blend" more and more often on here and am wondering exactly how your feed company describes this and markets it. All complete commercial feeds are made of commodities so I'm wondering why this deserves a name like "commodity blend" and what makes it different, better, cheaper or what. It's not a term I run into down this way. Guess I'm just curious or trying to become more educated. lol
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Re: Weaning ration

Post by sim.-ang.king » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:56 am

TexasBred wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Someone help me out here. I hear that word "commodity blend" more and more often on here and am wondering exactly how your feed company describes this and markets it. All complete commercial feeds are made of commodities so I'm wondering why this deserves a name like "commodity blend" and what makes it different, better, cheaper or what. It's not a term I run into down this way. Guess I'm just curious or trying to become more educated. lol
The farm stores have started selling a bagged mix of screenings, dried molasses, and cracked corn, and calling it commodity blend. Think it's at 14%.
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Re: Weaning ration

Post by Ebenezer » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:38 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Someone help me out here. I hear that word "commodity blend" more and more often on here and am wondering exactly how your feed company describes this and markets it. All complete commercial feeds are made of commodities so I'm wondering why this deserves a name like "commodity blend" and what makes it different, better, cheaper or what. It's not a term I run into down this way. Guess I'm just curious or trying to become more educated. lol
Sort of like Friday's vegetable soup - made from Mon thru Thur leftovers. Not pure grain, not pure anything but enough of whatever to make the needed quality of feed. Some call it textured feed which is even less descriptive and means it is not 100% pelleted.

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Re: Weaning ration

Post by TexasBred » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:02 pm

Ebenezer wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:38 pm
TexasBred wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Someone help me out here. I hear that word "commodity blend" more and more often on here and am wondering exactly how your feed company describes this and markets it. All complete commercial feeds are made of commodities so I'm wondering why this deserves a name like "commodity blend" and what makes it different, better, cheaper or what. It's not a term I run into down this way. Guess I'm just curious or trying to become more educated. lol
Sort of like Friday's vegetable soup - made from Mon thru Thur leftovers. Not pure grain, not pure anything but enough of whatever to make the needed quality of feed. Some call it textured feed which is even less descriptive and means it is not 100% pelleted.
Gotcha and many thanks. Figured it had to be something similar.Guess for guarantees they just make sure they are very conservative since they probably don't know how much of any ingredient is in that mix. Down this way textured is more often used in horse feeds and will usually be a protein pellet, corn, oats and molasses.
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