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Reading cotton seed is around 24% protien. Going for .19 a pound from the gin which is $380 a ton. How is this cost effective? Was it cheaper years before? At this price its cheaper to buy cubes.
 

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Waterloo gin in Taylor is 230.00 per ton
They are currently out but still have a lot of cotton to gin. As soon as it dries out it will be available again.
Almost half the price of good cubes.
Twice the quality of feed.
 

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With the price here is not cost-effective I'm getting 20% breeders Cubes at 7.25 a bag which comes to 14.5 cents a pound.
 

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BK9954":1ondhsih said:
With the price here is not cost-effective I'm getting 20% breeders Cubes at 7.25 a bag which comes to 14.5 cents a pound.
BK whole cottonseed also contain about 23-24% crude fat putting the energy level through the roof. It also contains considerable fiber from the hull. Given the choice between the two I will always choose WCS even if they cost more.
 

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TexasBred":lnwhzpvi said:
BK9954":lnwhzpvi said:
With the price here is not cost-effective I'm getting 20% breeders Cubes at 7.25 a bag which comes to 14.5 cents a pound.
BK whole cottonseed also contain about 23-24% crude fat putting the energy level through the roof. It also contains considerable fiber from the hull. Given the choice between the two I will always choose WCS even if they cost more.
So,mixing cotton seed, a little cracked corn and molassas would be better then breeders cubes?
 

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I know some of my buddies around town do this. Especially the guys running registered stock.
 

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Just the cottonseed. You don't need to mix anything.
We've feed cubes or cake my whole life.
I can see the difference in wcs and the cattle eat less hay, instead of more.
If it's not muddy you can feed right in the pasture no troughs
 

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My brother couldn't get his charolais cows eat cotton seed without mixing creep feed with it.
 

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BK9954":zuojq4sv said:
My brother couldn't get his charolais cows eat cotton seed without mixing creep feed with it.

As "Fence" said, adding cubes or any kind of feed for a little while helps. Doesn't take much and you don't have to do it long. Just something to help them make the adjustment.
 

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TexasBred":1gidhlp3 said:
BK9954":1gidhlp3 said:
With the price here is not cost-effective I'm getting 20% breeders Cubes at 7.25 a bag which comes to 14.5 cents a pound.
BK whole cottonseed also contain about 23-24% crude fat putting the energy level through the roof. It also contains considerable fiber from the hull. Given the choice between the two I will always choose WCS even if they cost more.
TB is right I am going CSM versus WCS.
My favorite supplement for bad hay is
2-1-1 or 2-1 have it blended 14 to 27% protein depending on conditions
 

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I add corn to the wcs and the cows love it. I mix 1000 lbs corn, 1000 lbs wcs, 50 lbs of mineral, and 25 lbs of sodium bicarbonate per ton. Makes great feed and will put a shine on your cattle.
 

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City Guy":2eh7flxz said:
Ok, my ignorace is showing again. What is "gossypol"?

It is a chemical/enzyme in the cottonseed, associated with causing fertility issues in bulls, as well as other possible issues in cattle.
 

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