TexasBred":2f0ybwcf said:If you're talking about something like a 32% crude protein liquid supplement with about 24% equivalent protein from Urea the cost in this area is around $215.00 per ton delivered to your lick tank. Good 20% breeder cubes are around $250.00 per ton FOB the feed store. I can only speak for myself but I in spite of being a little more expensive I prefer feeding cubes. They're all natural protein, adequate vitamins and minerals, higher in energy and it gives me a chance to walk thru the cattle everyday and look'em over. The liquid feed is much nicer when it's raining, snowing or 5 degrees below zero.
TexasBred":38vgs5fe said:As for feeding both liquid feed and cubes I guess there's nothing wrong with it if you can afford it. The liquid would fill in on the days you couldn't get out to feed for one reason or the other. I just prefer the cubes so I can spend some time with the cattle, walk thru them, look them over and keep them gentle. I'm sure many others prefer the liquid or both.
Limomike":1nlbvfzo said:Excuse me.. but you check your cows every THIRD day? If I dont go one day without checking them. too much can happen.
But with regards to your liquid feed... that is exactly what I do.. have someone else come out.. fill up my tanks.
TexasBred":uwhkon5p said:Jay, just a word of caution. Check with that Mix 30 dealer and get him to assure you that the fat won't settle out of the molasses. These companies may be better at it than in the past but a few years ago after having your lick tanks filled up a few times you ended up with a tank full of what looked like chocolate pudding. That was all the fat that had settled. Best Wishes.