barley beef need some advice

RAF

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staffs
On farm 7 months ish , they will eat near 2 ton if you want them do well. Like I say there’s not a lot in it if anything ,
 

Riverblue

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Ceredigion
Have been looking into it here , but i would have to buy in all of the feed and the straw. Enough calves to be had locally and already have sheds .
 

Riverblue

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Ceredigion
Yes west Wales. Straw is around £65/t here this year, £115/t last year. Was thinking of feeding them a blend rather than just barley as hoping to get a better conversion of feed.
 

RAF

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staffs
Yep hard feed , best blend we fed was Berrystock bull beef finisher , they flew on that but they could just eat it
 

pine_guy

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North Cumbria
Yep hard feed , best blend we fed was Berrystock bull beef finisher , they flew on that but they could just eat it
Third time I’ve heard berrystock feed quoted on here positively, never heard of them. Any idea what the ingredient list was for the blend?
 
Third time I’ve heard berrystock feed quoted on here positively, never heard of them. Any idea what the ingredient list was for the blend?
Confectionary byproduct/waste, pot ale, maize and other stuff. I have used them on and off for nearly 30years, cracking feed but they do eat it.
Last year 700kg Charolais bullocks were eating 18-20kg a day @ 18p/kg. They were doing 2-2.5kg a day but on a falling beef trade it hurt.
 

pine_guy

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North Cumbria
7 months on farm they’d need to be eating 10 kilos a day every day...what age are you killing them at
Not be far off. DMI ~ 2.5%of live weight. So in at 200kg eating 5kg/d out in 210days at 550kg eating 13.75kg/d that’s an average of 9.7kg/d by my maths and a DLWG of 1.67kg. I don’t think that will be far out.
 
Holsteins will eat 5/10% more than a beef bred one they are bred to eat large quantities to turn into large quantities of milk there sisters are anyway
 

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