Of course. 2-4 lbs of ddg while on pasture will get you some decent gains. What are your goals of gain and returns?ky colonel":2zmtu8jt said:well ranch man i was thinking grass and feed if people do that. if you have them on pasture would you need to feed so much grain and hay a day just to make sure they was getting enough?
That would require 2.5 lbs average daily gain. Not unattainable but would require 2% of body weight of protein (feed) daily plus roughage.The calculator I posted above will give you an exact profit/loss. I would recommend starting on a small scale (as much as your comfortable losing). Try a few or full feed, straight pasture, or a median of both to see what works best for you personally :2cents:ky colonel":jh0wzof2 said:well never have done this but i wondered if it was possible to buy say in march some 300lb steers and sale in nov at 800 to 900lbs? but is that possible?
To get any real good gain you'll need to supplement some. I wouldn't feed straight DDG but would mix it 1 part DDG with 2 parts corn and feed more of it to ensure gain. You should get a 1 lb. gain for each 6-7 lbs. grain mix. Allow unlimited grazing or feed hay. They always need roughage.ky colonel":79jf9qud said:well ranch man i was thinking grass and feed if people do that. if you have them on pasture would you need to feed so much grain and hay a day just to make sure they was getting enough?