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Feed Analysis Keeps Profits on Track

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:15:55 CDT

Feed Analysis Keeps Profits on Track
Cattle on feed enjoy consistently tasty mouthfuls too, so it pays to deliver that in the ration every time. Servi-Tech Laboratories senior laboratory agronomist Fred Vocasek said our goal in producing or managing a feeding operation is to deliver in front of that animal a consistent mouthful of feed.


"Every mouthful the same and we want that animal to consume to entire thing," Vocasek said. "We don't want wastage but we don't want to short the animal either."


In speaking at the 2014 Feeding Quality Forum, Vocasek warned against guessing when you sample it and use feed testing to find what you really have and make adjustments.


"One of things that some people do is rely too much on those book values," Vocasek said. "The book values may be good but their still averages. One of the things that is important to know is how much that varies. Certain years in certain commodities things have a lot more than plus or minus one percent protein for example or plus or minus two percent but knowing and understanding that variability becomes important because once you identify that variability that puts you one step closer to being able to manage it and being able to deal with it."


Feed samples can be compared to others in your area for better management.


"We use the three digit zip code prefix because that allows to maintain some confidentiality but at the same time it allows the customer to take a look and look at his or her feedstuff
and compare to what everyone else is doing," Vocask said.


Regular feed testing benefits any size feedlot. Vocasek said the amount of feed for 2,000 or a 200 - thousand head operation per animal is still the same. Feed testing is just a different type of data involvement in management. With the price of cattle today, feed testing is key to getting the most out of each head.


Click on the below video to watch this video news provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association.




   

 

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