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I bought some 450 lb steers and I was just wondering what I should get them up to . They will be strictly on grass so I don't expect them to weigh more thah 700 before I run out of grass. Is that a good weight or should I throw a little grain at them for the last month
 

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If Holsteins they should probably have grain all the way through. If beef, and you have good quality grass, the grass should be enough. Worm them before you turn them out.

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Anonymous":2wntt3el said:
I bought some 450 lb steers and I was just wondering what I should get them up to . They will be strictly on grass so I don't expect them to weigh more thah 700 before I run out of grass. Is that a good weight or should I throw a little grain at them for the last month
 

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U dont have ta give holstiens so much grain ta get them 2 fatting size MIne stay on grass from weaning to 800 or 900 pounds then they hit the feeding lot just give them alitte corn. For every 2 i give them 1bucket of corn a week still on the cob and in sucks. Same for the beef steers. We cut it out of the feilds with a snapper
 

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Anonymous":2zqsdpb0 said:
I bought some 450 lb steers and I was just wondering what I should get them up to . They will be strictly on grass so I don't expect them to weigh more thah 700 before I run out of grass. Is that a good weight or should I throw a little grain at them for the last month

Last year in June, I purchased a few beef calves weighting about 400 Lbs. and grazed them until October when I harvested them. They weighted about 600 lbs at harvest. I sold the calves at $3.50 lb. hanging weight. They were grass fed, no growth hormons, and natural beef. There is a market for this age and type beef. It is extreamely tender and tasty although it is lean. There is a market for this type of beef, if you live in an area near a city that has educated professional people; like a univeristy city.

My last years customers are already asking if I plan to do it again.
 
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what weight did you slaughter? what type of cattle? I am in your region well a couple states west and am curious. Did you advertie or just spread the word
 
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