Cows/Cattle/liquid feed

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Question
i was wondering about liquid feed, or liquid supplements. what do you think about it.

Answer
I'm not a big fan of liquid feed.  But its easier and more cost effective for me to feed my cows when they need it.  Liquid feed comes in handy if you're not at your ranch often enough to hand feed.  It's a decent supplement if your hay isn't very good quality.

If you're going to use it, take the time to shop around for the best value for your money.  There are many different brands and concentrates, and then there's the hard baked type that come in the big plastic tubs, or the actual liquid type that you have to buy a dispenser for...and refill.  I would look for as natural a product as you can find. I'm not a big fan of high levels of Urea.

Hope this helps!

Eileen

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Eileen DuJardin

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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.

Experience

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.

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

Education/Credentials
Associates Degree in computer science.

Awards and Honors
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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