How do you make a feed ration for cattle?

A mixture of six parts ground shelled corn and one part urea is approximately equal in energy and protein equivalent to seven pounds of a 44 percent supplement. Use this as a guide for comparing costs. Liquid and dry urea supplements appear to be equal in value for beef cattle.

How do you keep cattle records?

If you prefer to keep records with pencil and paper, purchase loose-leaf record books. Number your cattle with a brand or ear tag. Most cattleman use a two- and three-digit numbering system with the first digit representing the year in which the animal was born.

How much money can you make feeding cattle?

Just how important that performance really is revealed in a detailed PCC study on cattle-feeding profitability. The study found that monthly profit and loss can range from a repressive $250/head loss to a take-it-to-the-bank $350/head profit.

How do you calculate protein feed?

Expressing Feed Composition Crude protein value on an as-fed basis divided by dry-matter content of the feed times 100 equals the crude-protein content on a dry-matter basis. If alfalfa hay is used as an example, the crude protein value is 17 percent on an as-fed basis.

Which system of management of cattle record keeping can be more efficient?

This involves recording specific data such an animal’s identification number, birth date, calf sex, sire, dam, breed composition, weights, and more. Applying a specialized record- keeping system is the most efficient method to generate and analyze this data.

How much does it cost to feed a cow for 1 year?

If the average producer feeds hay from 120 to 160 days, we are talking about an additional cost of from $90.00 to $240.00 per cow per year. All due to harvested feed cost.

How much is a 500-pound calf worth?

The long-term average is roughly 55 cents per pound of gain. For example, if the price of a 500-pound calf is $1.40 per pound and the price of a 600-pound calf is $1.26, the value of those 100 pounds of gain is $56 or 56 cents per pound.

How many cows do I need to make a living?

How many cows do you need to make money in 2020? As a rough guide, farmers can expect to make a full-time income from a dairy herd of about 60-80 cows, and a beef herd of at least 50 cows.