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BFE

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I actually agree with you, My work load has shot through the roof. Started pastoring a church a few months, retired and changed jobs. A bin full of shelled corn is my easiest “feed” to put together. I don’t have time to hater ingredients, and mix. It’s this or trailer wean and sell. I hate doing that. I guess a complete feed is an option, COG on that is an offsetting expense in my opinion.
So how'd the soaking program go? My weaned calves are getting 5# dry shelled corn and last years wrapped grass/clover hay, along with free choice mineral. They seem to be doing good on this program.
 
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So how'd the soaking program go? My weaned calves are getting 5# dry shelled corn and last years wrapped grass/clover hay, along with free choice mineral. They seem to be doing good on this program.
Oddly, they wouldn't eat it wet. I only gave them 2 days to adjust though. They are eating about 7 pounds of shelled corn a day, and my best grass hay. Seem to be growing, but no scales
 
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I'm going the shelled corn route for convenience. I can't complain at all about how quick and easy it is.

I played with my cost of gain last night:
7 pounds x 30 days= 210 pounds 210/56= 3.75 bushels x 4.75= $17.82
There not exactly mowing through hay .16 rolls per head in a 30 day period x $35= $5.60
Might as well say it's costing me $25 a month to feed them

If they are gaining 1.5 pounds per day , They stand to gain 135 pounds in 90 days

At 2 pounds per day it's 180 pounds

180 pounds x 1.25= $225 $225 additional value costing $75 is worth it to me

Only unresolved question is, as corn prices rise will cattle prices fall? Ive got enough corn in the bin to get them to the 90 day mark.
 
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