Is creep feeding right for me?

Is creep feeding right for me?

Marci Whitehurst

Progressive Cattleman

Creep feeding provides supplementary nutrition to nursing calves. It can increase a calf’s daily rate of gain, as well as weaning weight. Whether it will benefit your production depends on several factors. "Economics should drive the decision [to creep feed or not]," says Matt Luebbe, a feedlot and nutrition specialist at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. "If the return or the cost of gain is too much, it isn’t worth it."

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