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    What’s everyone using for minerals.

    What did you come up with?
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    question about animal breeding: tribe

    What did you see as an impact from Conan of Wye. I have a couple of Franchester sons, and really like the docility and fleshing ability, along with some phenomenal growth from one.
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    What’s everyone using for minerals.

    What are the correct numbers?
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    What’s everyone using for minerals.

    So the mineral is 10% phosphorus as per label. We know monocalcium phosphate is 21% phosphorus and the only ingredient that contains much phosphorus except for ddgs that only contains around 0.8%. So we take 10% divided by 21% and end up with 47.6%. Monocalcium phosphate is also around 16%...
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    What’s everyone using for minerals.

    Just did the math from the label on the website. With estimation for total pounds of micro/additive components.
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    What’s everyone using for minerals.

    I know it’s a salt, but they don’t included it in labeled salt content, that is reserved for NaCl .
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    What’s everyone using for minerals.

    The “10” appears to have quite a bit of monocalcium phosphate in it ~47% which will regulate intake to some extent, ~30-36% ddg’s which will drive intake, ~7.5% calcium carbonate which is fairly neutral for intake, ~5.4% magnesium oxide which tastes bad to cattle, ~4% potassium chloride which is...
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    Are we too dependent on EPD's?

    I would say not all epds are created equally. You can get somewhere fast using carcass epds, but using growth epds it will feel like not much is happening. I prefer using secondary characteristics for growth improvement. As a bull breeder in the angus breed I keep my herd away from common...
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    Murray Greys and Ampules a real mystery- What do you know?

    I flushed a cow a few years ago to Spur Emulous Master the 1971 international grand champion bull. I kept a resulting bull of the flush, he was one of the heaviest muscled Angus bulls I have ever seen. He got hurt after a couple years, we luckily had collected him for some future use. He...
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    Mountains Reign Ranch in Peyton, Colorado

    Success in the cattle industry starts with a feed plan. Understanding the feed requirements for different classes of cattle, and where this feed will be sourced from, and at what cost is paramount to your success. What is your current feed plan? How many AUM’s are you working with?
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    crossbred bull question

    “The same can be said within a breed. In the US, angus is the big breed with lots of choices on bulls. You can look at the genetics and select a mating that goes a ways back in the gene pool without common ancestors.” If you know angus pedigrees well enough you can identify some major...
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    Best SAV female maker?

    Exactly! It’s a lot easier to have good results line breeding if you’re using stuff you have raised. You really can’t get a strong enough picture of what you are doing if you are buying all your semen.
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    What’s everyone using for minerals.

    The plants in your pasture and how you fertilize also matters. It’s best to have a custom mix if you can. I use a small concrete mixer to mix my own. I find that I can get a lot more bang for my buck and can very my mix throughout the season; adjusting magnesium, vitamins, and potassium etc. as...
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    Distillers grain vs corn

    Calcium : Phosphorus ratio is aka Ca:P
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    Distillers grain vs corn

    Calcium carbonate is an important part of a balancer mineral. The Ca:P ratio can get out of wack because distillers is high in phosphorus. Bicarbonate is a rumen buffer and may be include, because if the rumen gets too acidic you will have sulfuric acid “burps” causing brainers. The acidic rumen...
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    Who else deals with water belly

    I was looking into ammonium chloride as an npn source alternative to urea. Ammonium Chloride acidifys the urine dissolving stones. My question for you is, do the goats or sheep back off feed when you add it in?
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    Minerals!!

    Haha, I’m not one to flaunt my diploma. But, it appears we need to submit resumes so our posts aren’t deem worthless. I’ve never had people be so rude to me in the ag world.
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    Minerals!!

    I’m saying test the cows after they eat the mineral. I have an animal science degree from Iowa State University, and lack quantm mechanics from a chem minor. If you don’t want advise from the internet, don’t go to the internet for advise.
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    Minerals!!

    My wife would inform you, that my reading comprehension is far superior to my listening skills. :) The mineral tags I have seen have ingredient lists. An independent lab won’t give you the best results, you need real world animal absorption. Cows arn’t going to use lab techniques to separate...
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    Minerals!!

    They usually mark expected consumption on the bag. It can usually be roughly estimated by the percent phosphorus. Then I would look at iu’s of zinc, copper, and vitamins(mostly if you aren’t on green grass). You want to also take not of selenium (some areas need it more, some breeds need it...
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