Posted 11/18/2023 16:18 (#10487186 - in reply to #10487166) Subject: RE: Cattle cubes vs protein tubs?
puff33m - 11/18/2023 15:57
This is sure my problem here in North Florida. I've never been able to find all the good ideas people suggest. We just aren't a cattle and feed mill area.
I got a local price for corn gluten pellets @ $250 per ton. That should be 20%protein and the energy of corn. Where I buy cubes has now got to $580 for a 20% cube. I like feeding a cube on the ground but it's time to get some troughs to feed in.
Here there are some cheaply built and not that sturdy small dia tubing with a plastic trough.
a tractor running into it will make it look ugly real quick!
a cow jumping into it will also make it look ugly real quick
dunno if you can get more than 15 head at a time around one - - - maybe a few more - - - depends on the size of the cows! (horns count too!!! - - lol)
If you can get some oilfield pipe and some conveyor belting from a mine and you're handy with a welder - - - you can make some where the materials will cost you cost to double the TSC model but they will last a VERY long time!