how to feed a steer for slaughter

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Place on fall and/or spring grazing and grain feed 1 percent of body weight, or feed a growing ration in drylot until they weigh 600 pounds and sell, or full feed to approximately 1,000 pounds.

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  • What do you do with your steers?

  • We put up the steers in a small section of pasture, separate from the other cattle, so that we can feed just them. They graze in addition to their feed ration.

  • What should I Feed my steer to finish it off?

  • If you are going to feed your steer some higher energy feeds, he will finish faster. Most people feeding steers are using some grain, if not primarily grain, to finish their beef. I鈥檓 not recommending grain, merely stating that most beef producers are feeding it.

  • How much grain for Holstein Steers before slaughter?

  • We just put up 4 Holstein steers today to grain feed for 30 days prior to slaughter. We give the 4 of ’em a 5-gallon bucket of grain once or twice a day (depending on whether DH is feeding or FIL is feeding). My in-laws swear by grain feeding to improve marbling in the meat.

  • How long to grain feed before slaughter?

  • Grain fed till the end is the only way to go. We just put up 4 Holstein steers today to grain feed for 30 days prior to slaughter. We give the 4 of ’em a 5-gallon bucket of grain once or twice a day (depending on whether DH is feeding or FIL is feeding). My in-laws swear by grain feeding to improve marbling in the meat.

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