Karin wrote at 2014-11-06 21:22:24
Increase weight by adding carbohydrates, not fat. Cattle are not monogastrics and don't digest fat as well as pigs or humans. You need processed grains to ensure efficient digestion, and pellets to meet that 12% crude protein requirement for growing heifers (I'm assuming). But as Eileen said, be careful about putting too much weight on them, because it could be detrimental to their ability to breed back. Show heifers always seem to have that problem, unlike heifers solely raised for breeding.


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I can answer most types of cattle questions, primarily beef types. Genetics, breeding, basic care, herd health and management, and showing. I'm knowledgeable in forages and feeding. Non emergency health and soundness questions. I am not a veterinary, and can't answer critical care questions. Call your local large animal vet for that service.


I've been a registered cattle breeder for over 20 years. My husband and I run a 250 acre cattle ranch in Texas. I've raised dairy cattle, commercial cattle, and registered and show cattle. I'm on our county Beef and Forage committee.

American Simmental Association. American Brahman Breeders Association. Falls County Beef and Forage Committee. Texas Farm Bureau

Associates Degree in computer science.

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Many ribbons and placings in cattle showing, with most recent being: 2011 Fort Worth Stock Show, Senior Champion Simmental, and Houston Livestock Show Reserve Champion Senior Simmental.

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