Calculating the pros and cons of creep feeding.
Angus Beef Business
Feed conversions of calves fed creep have been quite variable to say the least. Conversions of 5:1, or 5 pounds (lb.) of grain consumed to 1 lb. of extra calf weight, are very rare and the optimum that can be expected using a “typical” high-energy creep feed. Conversions may be as poor as 15:1 (or worse) in some situations. Several factors affect the amount of creep feed that is consumed for each additional pound of gain.