Historic note

Group Title: Mimeo report - University of Florida Range Cattle Station ; 55-1
Title: Regulating cottonseed meal intake by the use of salt
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074318/00001
 Material Information
Title: Regulating cottonseed meal intake by the use of salt
Series Title: Mimeo report
Physical Description: 1 leaf : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Kirk, W. Gordon ( William Gordon ), 1898-1979
Range Cattle Station, Ona
Publisher: Range Cattle Station
Place of Publication: Ona FL
Publication Date: 1955
Subject: Beef cattle -- Feeding and feeds -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Cottonseed meal as feed   ( lcsh )
Proteins in animal nutrition   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Statement of Responsibility: W.G. Kirk.
General Note: Caption title.
Funding: Mimeo report (Range Cattle Station, Ona) ;
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Bibliographic ID: UF00074318
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 86085871

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Range Cattle Station
Mimeo Report 55-1

W. G. Kirk

The nutrient most lacking in winter pastures is protein. It is a problem to

feed a high protein supplement such as cottonseed meal, so that all animals have an

equal chance of getting the quantity needed to maintain them in good production.

The feeding of a cottonseed meal-salt mixture is one way of meeting this difficulty

and the following suggesting may be helpful:

1. All classes of cattle can be fed a cottonseed meal-salt mixture. Salt is

not injurious provided cattle have access to water and plenty of forage and

all the other essential nutrients.

2. Levels of cottonseed meal in mixture:
Cottonseed meal Mixture Parts Per 100 Pounds
Daily Per Cottonseed Common Complete
Animal Meal Salt Mineral

1.0 pounds 75 15 10
1.5 pounds 80 10 10
2.0 pounds 85 10 5

3. Thoroughly mix meal, salt and complete mineral.

4. Self-feeding the mixture will permit all animals to get feed.

5* Start feeding at a low level and increase as the cattle become accustomed

to mixtures Frequent observation is necessary during the first two weeks

to regulate the amount of salt in the mixture. It may be necessary to

change the formula from month-to-month to meet feed conditions in a pasture.

6, A complete mineral should be used to replace part of the salt. This will

insure that cattle get sufficient calcium, phosphorus and minor elements

for body requirements.

7, If energy feed is needed in addition to protein, replace one-half the cotton-

seed meal with an equal amount of citrus meal or other finely ground energy

feed. Reduce the salt in mixture to permit greater total intake of feed,

8. A six-foot bunk is sufficient space for 30 to 40 cattle of quiet disposition.

Regular mineral box can be used if only a few cattle are to be fed.

9. Water should not be more than one-half mile from feed bunk* 200


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