Nutrition and Feeds for Growing   Finishing Cattle

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1. Nutrition and Feeds for Growing Finishing Cattle Starting calves on feed: 1. Provide sufficient bunk space for all calves to get to bunk (i.e. 18-24) 2. Better to give dry feed before water, especially if long haul 3. If not preconditioned

3. Nutrition and Feeds for Growing Finishing Cattle Starting yearlings on feed: Much easier than starting calves Day 1 hay or corn silage 2 about 4 lb. corn plus hay or corn silage to appetite increase corn about 1 lb. every other day and lower hay or corn silage accordingly continue to desired C:R

4. Nutrition and Feeds for Growing Finishing Cattle Feeding programs:

5. Performance of yearling steers fed ad libitum levels of energy

6. Performance of steer calves fed ad libitum levels of energy

7. Nutrition and Feeds for Growing Finishing Cattle An ideal feed for feedlot cattle is ground whole ear corn Coproducts can be used up to 40-50% of the ration without detrimental effects on performance Feeding calves vs. yearlings

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