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Non-Urea Source of Protein

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Running Arrow Bill

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Been trying to figure out how to provide protein supplements for cattle. With our USDA approved Grass Fed Program we cannot provide supplements with a lot of Urea protein source. Additionally, no supplements (minerals or otherwise) can contain any grain based products (and obviously no animal bi-products). Cottonseed product is also off limits for us.

Anyone have any ideas? We'd like to have a mineral supplement tub with at least 10 to 15% CP for use during dormant pasture seasons.

Thanks...
 

tom4018

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TexasBred":16fke7bv said:
Bill...can you use a tub that utilizes soybean meal for the protein source??
Would that not be considered grain based?
 

1982vett

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Well, soybean is not a grain. It is a bean (legume). And I will add I don't know the rules.

Only other thing I can think of is some of that expensive to grow, high protien hay.

When the grass gets short or cruddy around here I start using good hay to supplement the bad grass or stretch what I have. On the other hand, when I have oats to graze in the winter, I feed the cruddy hay as a filler to stretch the oats. Balancing act between the two sources of forage.
 

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I am thinking any type of unprocessed legume like clover, alfalfa, beans, purple hull peas, peanuts, etc.
 

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