What is full feed?

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Is it all the grain a steer can eat? Can I use it with my 4-H beef steer? THANKS
 
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Full Feed, I believe is feeding an animal "ad libitum", free choice, which means having fresh feed in front of them all the time. I would not recommend this for a 4-H project calf, try getting the calf used to the ration over 2-3 weeks, feeding at least 2 times a day, and no more than 2% of body weight, then after the warm up period, increase the feeding to 3.5-4% total body weight.

Make sure you provide plenty of available forrage, hay, grass etc. and lots of clean fresh water.

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