mwj said:Cut back on the hay! A finishing diet only needs enough forage for rumin function. A lot of dairy steers are finished on whole corn and a protein pellet with no roughage in the ration.
My experience so far has been, with the option of 25-30 pounds of grain, steers are only able to eat a bit of hay, and will choose the grain over hay given the choice. This steer likes hay better I guess.