Feeding a steer out

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by FarmerCop, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. FarmerCop

    FarmerCop Well-Known Member

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    I know this may sound strange but I am wondering if feeding a steer out on hay and grain mostly, would affect the steer negatively, we have just a half acre of grass and the rest is wooded with thistle and such, I guess I am just trying to explore an option of raising a steer for beef, if it would be worth it or not. it would only be one at a time and I plan on having goats and pigs rotating out in the wooded area to thin it out for grass growth.

    any opinions???thoughts??? I don't want an animal I can't feed and keep healthy, if I can't just feed hay and grains I will forgo the idea for a while. :bash:
     
  2. Sammy

    Sammy Well-Known Member

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    It will cost you little more to feed out 2 as it would just one.
    Everyone I know feeds their steer's hay and grain's..... Go for it ! :cow:
     

  3. dieselfreak

    dieselfreak Alfalfa Jake

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    Go for it!! Most of the time our steers only get hay until about 2 months before we want to finish them, then we start shoveling the corn down their throats. Hay and grain will definately not affect him negatively.
     
  4. FarmerCop

    FarmerCop Well-Known Member

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    I guess I meant the lack of grasses for one steer, don't get me wrong our grass here gets pretty lush, I just didn't want to harm the booger or delay any growth
     
  5. dieselfreak

    dieselfreak Alfalfa Jake

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    If he gets an adequate amount of hay then not having grass to eat wont hurt him. Cattle don't need green grass, but they sure do appreciate it when they get some!