Carrie":3if8q3de said:Dog gone it. I forgot to sign in .......again! Post #3 was mine, but all ya'll
probably figured that out already, right?
Unless you are going to show these calves - do not creep feed. The show boys are the only ones that even come close to justifying that extra cost. You will never know what quality of cow you have if you prop her up with $$$ and creep feed. Seems you learned a lesson on the show washing - unless you want another expensive lesson, just let mom and grass grow your calf - you will make more profit, just won't have artificial weaning weights to brag about.Carrie":3hb374dh said:What are ya'll creep feeding your unweaned, 300-400 pound calves? Anyone willing to divulge their no-fail recipes? Thanks in advance.
C & C Land & Catt":18ru213p said:depends on the price of creep
dun":1xdp3wwm said:C & C Land & Catt":1xdp3wwm said:depends on the price of creep
A local gent maintaines that he can put a pound on a calf for half a buck a pound and sell the calf for a buck plus a pound. He feels that it's found money. Could be, but I've never figured out how he gets the gain he claims for the cost of creep. Of course he owns the local feed mill and that may be part of the secret.
Anonymous":1k0f40hy said:Does creep feeding save wear and tear on the mamas? I was told that moms of creep fed calves breed back faster. Our herd is too small to gather this type of statistical data with any reliability. Anyone looked at the economics of creep feeding from this view point?
Thank you Dun, Craig, Arnold, C&C, Larry and Kelly. We have only a small herd of registered Angus so it's great to be able to pick the brains of you "big guys." I appreciate the time and effort you give in answering what I'm sure must often seem like, "well duh!" questions.