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eatbeef

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What are your opinions on lick tubs and when do you use them.....after weaning, before calving.... calf at side...... :?:
 

DD RANCH

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Never use them they are an added exspence that does'nt pencil out.If you have good feed stuffs and a mineral program don't worry about them.I tried then once during calveing put 2 250# barrels out on sat morning by wend. morning they were empty that was with 60 cows.At $60 each that figured out to 50c a day.I spend that money on Alfalfa even at 120 a ton on 60 head they would get 5#s a day for 7 days that is a better deal.

The thing with feed suppliers is they will promote what has the largest profit margin not careing about your profits just their's.
 

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We use the tubs 1000 pounders to get cows to eat dry feed and have been real happy with them. They have a purpose probably more cost effective for bigger operators. :D
 

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aztumbleweed":afptjnk4 said:
We use the tubs 1000 pounders to get cows to eat dry feed and have been real happy with them. They have a purpose probably more cost effective for bigger operators. :D
I agree. After the tubs have been out awhile they will slow the intake down. Went through the first 2 fast but now they last about 2 months. Helps to make them eat what there is to eat left in the pasture. Have not had to put out any hay yet. :cboy:
 
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We use them... a couple weeks before calving and right after weaning....seems to shine em up after weaning and gives them a little extra for calving and get them ready to breed. Maybe coincidence but1 cow out of 110 open this fall. Had 3 open last year. We buy 40 dollar tubs or go for the liquid
 
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