Lentils for Feed

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Gary Dennis

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As we are all looking for cheap alternatives for feed, I've found mixed lentils for $120 per ton. Are these any good? Should I be mixing them with me regular feed and at what percentage? Any advise will be greatly appreciated.
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Well college animal nutrition was about 50 years ago. But I looked up the nutirent value. Crude Protein at 24%, dp at 18%, and TDN at 74%. For $120 a ton I would be all over that. You need to research for any limiting factors but you can certainly feed some of it, especially at that price.
 

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We feed pea and lentil screenings pellets most of the winter for supplement. 5 lbs of them is same value as 8 lbs of wheat or barley screenings.
 
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It won’t be pellitized. It’s just screenings from the local processor. They said it’s a mixture of types and some whole and some halves. I’m wondering what percentage I could use with low quality co-op feed and maybe with range cubes.
 

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If the screenings are cheap why would you use the other?
10 lbs of screenings a day will put the weight on as long as they have enough grass or hay to fill the rest.
 
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If the screenings are cheap why would you use the other?
10 lbs of screenings a day will put the weight on as long as they have enough grass or hay to fill the rest.
i didn’t know if they would need another source of nutrition besides grass and hay with the screenings. They have free choice Purina Wind & Rain minerals and hay all year. If I could feed just the screenings, that would be great.
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i didn’t know if they would need another source of nutrition besides grass and hay with the screenings. They have free choice Purina Wind & Rain minerals and hay all year. If I could feed just the screenings, that would be great.
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You can feed just the screenings. Watch their poop and if it gets too loose cut them back a bit.
 

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