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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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You are correct, full feed IS all the animal can eat - BUT - you must attain this lever VERY SLOWLY. You cannot just dump grain in front of him, if he has been limited to a certain amount. And he still needs hay to keep his rumen working properly. My husband always said you can increase the amount fed by 1% of animals body weight, every 7 days. It takes 7 days for the rumen to adjust. Jeanne
> Is it all the grain a steer can
> eat? Can I use it with my 4-H beef
> steer? THANKS

Simme Valley in NY
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BE CAREFUL or your calf will founder. Go very slow on increasing the amount and back off if you see scours.

> You are correct, full feed IS all
> the animal can eat - BUT - you
> must attain this lever VERY
> SLOWLY. You cannot just dump grain
> in front of him, if he has been
> limited to a certain amount. And
> he still needs hay to keep his
> rumen working properly. My husband
> always said you can increase the
> amount fed by 1% of animals body
> weight, every 7 days. It takes 7
> days for the rumen to adjust.
> Jeanne
 

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