My love for the outdoors and BEO’s natural tendency to be a cowboy have come together lately for an exciting new adventure.
We decided to buy a few head of calves and we’re keep them a few miles north of town.
The new little adventure comes with lots learning on my end and I’ve taken quite a bit of interest in helping out.
Here’s what I see when I go out to the pasture.
Yep, they want something to eat.
Since BEO does this everyday -and is a pro at this cowboy stuff- he suggested we feed them wet brewers grain (WBG) from a local brewery. This peaked my interest because- well, it just does.
So I looked up a bit about using WBG’s as cattle feed and found out that BEO’s not only super good looking- he also knows a bit about feeding calves.
Here is what the the WBG’s look like.
As you can see, we tote them up to the pasture in clean trash cans. More on that later.
Here is what WBG’s look like up close.
If you read the article that I linked to above about WBG’s it states “ A well-balanced mineral supplement should be supplied when using WBG in cattle diets to avoid the negative effects of decreased growth performance experienced when this ratio is not properly balanced.” So we also feed this pelleted supplement to make sure the calves get the right amount of vitamins and minerals.
It seems to be a hit. I think it’s pretty cool we can make use of the WBG’s and help out our local brewery.
Remember those trash cans from above? BEO named me the “CEO of Trash Can Cleaning.” It’s an honor I take very seriously. This is my realm.
It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it.
As mentioned, I’m not the expert in all this cattle stuff. If you find yourself interested in or looking for some fine folks that post stuff about feeding cattle or cattle in general, check out these blogs.
For the record, I am an expert trash can cleaner.