Weaning Rations for Beef Steers for Two Rates of Gain

These rations are based on calves receiving an average grass/legume hay that is .28 mcal/lb NEg and 10% crude protein.
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Cattle on Feed

The mineral should contain at least 1/3 limestone or calcium equivalent value and can be offered free choice (with intake monitored.) Unless indicated hay is offered free-choice except for the soyhull ration. Calves should be gradually acclimated to the ration over a period of 2 weeks. Values are in pounds per head per day.

Rate of gain/day based on ration

Ration 1
Feed2.0 lb. gain/day2.5 lb. gain/day
Soyhulls100%
Ration 2
Feed2.0 lb. gain/day2.5 lb. gain/day
Corn6.07.0
Roasted soybeans1.01.0
Minerals0.250.25
Ration 3
Feed2.0 lb. gain/day2.5 lb. gain/day
Corn3.06.0
Soybean meal0.30.3
Roasted soybeans0.31.0
Corn Gluten Feed0.30.3
Minerals0.250.25
Ration 4
Feed2.0 lb. gain/day2.5 lb. gain/day
Corn4.04.0
Roasted soybeans1.0
Corn Gluten Feed0.31.0
Minerals0.250.25
Ration 5
Feed2.0 lb. gain/day2.5 lb. gain/day
Corn4.05.0
Soybean meal0.250.25
Roasted soybeans1.0
Minerals0.250.25

Prepared by Dr. John Comerford, Penn State

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