Beans are fine for sheep, they crunch them whole, few teeth go though.I’m just going by what feed companies have told me, and why most don’t use beans.
The only place I’ve seen them in concentrates is when they’re cheap and then only by the ‘least cost rationing’ firms.
Beans are fine for sheep, they crunch them whole, few teeth go though.
Cattle and pigs are a different matter though.
Maybe this is a reset. I recon Russia and China have sat round the table. Played a blinder. Russia cuts the gas supply. While China says ok we’ll stop exporting urea. Farmers average yield is 6 tonne hectare in the Uk but we get triple the price. Climate is sorted and the regenerative farmers are happy because there the one who have looked after there soils.
Home production is ,indeed,King.Trouble is Boris and Co can't see beyond their nose and want to do trade deals all over the World.We export meat to Asia and New Zealand sends some back.Great for the climateNo, dont be silly, we'll just import it!!! I actually hope the world harvest is very poor next year, then it may bring it home to these deluded MP's that "just in time" just simply doesnt work, and home grown production is king and should be looked after at all costs. Maybe I am the deluded one.......!!
I don’t but they were straightforward types of guys so I assume enough beans to make the ration 14% CP as was standard advice at the time. This was back in the early nineties when dairy bred barley bulls were mainly killed at 11-12 months at 470-500kgDo you know the ratio’s?
Yep used to fatten bulls on them. Sold them for the last 2 years as they are a twit to roll. I wasnt going to bother putting any in this year as yeilds were crap this season but with n prices the way they are looks like im going to grow them again and possibly next season mill them.I know of a few round here who fattened bulls on ad lib home grown barley and beans, couldn’t fault the cattle. You’re going to get a top on them when your protein source is also full of starch