Grinding my own feed.

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Been grinding feed to put out in self feeder for calves. Just wondering what you all think of mix. 2 ton mix of 4 bales alfalfa hay, 300 pounds soybean meal, bag of ADE, 200 pound stock salt, and the rest corn.
 
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To slow them down from eating it to fast. Put in a self feeder with 30 head eating out of it
 

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All of your calves will have high blood pressure and your equipment, self feeder will be eat up and rusted down from all that salt.
 
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Calves range 450-600 pounds. I put the salt to it because they were eating it in 5-6 days
 

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AKE":2vmg8xzb said:
Calves range 450-600 pounds. I put the salt to it because they were eating it in 5-6 days


Daily salt requirement for mature cattle is less than 1 oz/head/day. With 30 head 600 lbs. probably no more than 2-3 pound a day of salt and that is plenty.
 

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AKE":36l6ygh5 said:
Calves range 450-600 pounds. I put the salt to it because they were eating it in 5-6 days
That's an average of 11lb per head per day if it lasts 6 days. Perfectly acceptable amount for them to eat. Talk the salt out of the mix
 
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