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After many years of raising goats, cattle, and now sheep, one of our goals has been to find an effective livestock feeder. We have found the 3in1feeder from Advantage Feeders to be an excellent way of self-rationing feed without waste. Huber Ag Equipment is excited to be able to sell these cattle, goat and sheep feeders in Canada and the US. Please click here to go to the new 3in1feeder site for more detail.

Huber Ag Equipment is the Canada and US distributor for these feeders. Please contact us if you are interested in more imformation.

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3in1 Feeders On-Farm Trials

Creep Feeding Trial

Creep Feeding Trial

Objective:
Compare the profitability of creep feeding two groups of calves against a control group that had no creed feed.

The two creep feeding groups were fed a controlled barley amount and free choice oats.

Report Summary:
While creep feeding is quite profitable, feeding a restricted ration of 3.1lb/ day of barley was $68.02/head more profitable than feeding free-choice oats at 4.5lb/day and $106.56/ head more profitable than not creep feeding because the calves fed barley improved growth rates and didn't sell at a "pot-bellied" discount.

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Yearling Trial - Forage Crop Grazing

Yearling Trial - Forage Crop Grazing

Objective:
Compare the profitability of a group of yearlings grazing a forage crop with hay against another group on the same feed but with an additional supplement of 2lb/day of wheat.

Result Summary:
The supplement mob grew an average of 3.3lb/day, 1.1lb/day more than the control mob over the 60 day trial. The per-head cost of the grain was 70c/day and the additional carcase weight gain was worth $1.40/day.

A big surprise was the amount of crop saved. The control mob was consuming 20lb of forage and 4lb/day of hay. The other group that had 2lb/day of grain only consumed 13lb of forage - simply because they were using the feed more efficiently.

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Yearling Trial - Cereal Crop Grazing

Yearling Trial - Forage Crop Grazing

Objective:
Compare the profitability of a group of yearlings growing from 450lb to 1000lb, grazing cereal crops against another group on the same feed but with an additional supplement of 4lb/day of 16% protein pellets.

Result Summary:
The average daily weight gain achieved was 3.06lb, 1.34lb higher than the historic average.

The average time to grow the steers from 450lb to target weight reduced from an average of 315 days to only 182 days.

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Yearling Trial - Cereal Crop Grazing

Yearling Trial - Pasture Grazing

Objective
Compare the profitability of a group of yearlings growing from 650lb to 900lb, grazing pasture against another group on the same feed but with an additional supplement of 3lb/day of barley.

Result Summary:
The control group weight gain averaged 1.96lb/head/day. The Barley group weight gain averaged 2.86lb/head/day, an extra 0.90lb/head/day. Barley consumption averaged 2.51lb/head/day.

If barley is $0.10/lb and live weight gain is $1.3lb, the added income amounted to $1.17/day, the added expenses to $0.25/day - an added profit of $0.92/head per day. A herd of 200 yearlings, over 120 days would add $22,080 in profit.

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