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Re: Alfalfa as supplement

Postby quarterstrap » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:56 pm

Good point. A 1200# cake feeder will feed 500hd and a 1500# bale will feed 100hd. used as a supplement. I just did a little quick math and 31% cubes cost roughly 2X what 20% alfalfa costs for the protein. It comes up in every discussion here. Every place is different and a guy needs to remember that. There are several other advantages to feeding the extra roughage that would take longer to figure out.


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