Do Your Breakeven Math Before Creep Feeding

Do Your Breakeven Math Before Creep Feeding

Karl Hoppe

Beef Magazine

The decision to creep feed, which is any feed a producer provides calves while they’re still nursing, is one that must judged by its cost-effectiveness, says Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center.

The amount of creep feed required to produce the desired result in the calves is a major factor producers must consider. “Make sure you do the math with the right feed conversions,” he advises.

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