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A study of various rations for finishing range calves as baby beeves by H. R. Guilbert

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Published by Agricultural Experiment Station in Berkeley, Cal .
Written in English


  • Beef cattle,
  • Feeding and feeds,
  • Calves,
  • Feed utilization efficiency

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StatementH.R. Guilbert
SeriesBulletin -- no. 418, Bulletin (California Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 418.
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p. :
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25227942M

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Some examples of beef cattle rations for different feeding and management systems are given in Tables 1 and 2. Table 1 Rations for growing and finishing beef cattle A. Wintering rations for calves to go to pasture ( to pounds per head gain daily) Silage and protein supplement Pounds Silage and legume hay Pounds Hay and grain Pounds. -young calves which have a higher protein requirement-calves that have been under stress and in transit (microbes)-beef cows grazing on al range forage ration-cattle consuming rations with high levels of soluble N (legumes);.   1. The calves should be placed in a small pen with shelter available. The feed bunk and water source should be easily accessible and recognizable. 2. The ration needs to be high in energy and protein and highly palatable. New Mexico research has shown young calves seem less as prone to acidosis than yearlings, and eat concentrated rations very Author: Alan Newport. Commodity prices are lower than they have been in quite some time and cattle prices are at a record high. As fall approaches, many cattle producers are considering backgrounding calves rather than selling them at weaning. This may be economically advantageous, but only if the calves remain healthy and achieve the desired rate of gain.

low. Beef cattle are also not as efficient as other animals in converting feed to meat. Average feed conversion ranges from to , which means it takes six to nine pounds of feed for the animal to gain one pound of weight. Beef Production in Missouri Missouri is among the nation’s leaders in beef cattle . Light cattle, particularly baby beeves, furnish smaller cuts with a minimum amount of waste in silage ration for three or four months and finish for 90 days on corn cattle. A study of lots 2 and 3 indicates that for cattle feeding purposes there is very little difference in . Feed costs have historically been 70% of the cost of production in beef enterprises • As corn prices approached and exceeded $7 per bushel, feed. cattle are the best of the best: they look great and they have a gentle temperament. Kids in FFA and 4-H for shows buy most of these cattle. Some of the cattle are given to the commercial producers so they have some good cattle too! This is what Moolissa will do. In the space below, draw cattle in a seedstock producer operation.

By David L. Lalman Department of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri - Stocker calves, weighing from to pounds, are wintered on a variety of rations on Missouri farms. The feedstuffs available and the desired rate of gain on the calves determine the ration. Feeding and Managing Baby Calves from Birth to 3 Months of Age Donna M. Amaral-Phillips, Patty B. Scharko, John T. Johns, and Sharon Franklin As the future productive units of a dairy herd, heif-ers represent a substantial financial investment in feed and labor. This investment needs to be protected.   Many backgrounding rations contain 60 to 70 per cent forage (dry matter basis), with the balance comprised of grain or fortified pelleted grain screenings. As the backgrounded calves mature, the energy component or Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN) of the rations is gradually raised by increasing the amount of grain or pellets fed. Feed Costs and Rations for backgrounding calves. Karl Hoppe, PhD. Area Extension Specialist – Livestock. NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. NDSU Extension Service. Feed Prices – ND Spot Market. Corn – the leader in energy prices. Nutrition basics • Energy – starch & cellulose.