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PostSubject: Weanlings losing weight   August 31st 2008, 9:05 pm

I have them on all the alfalfa/brome/timothy hay they can eat, a ton of oats, plus free choice foal pellets. Been dewormed. They are not eating the pellets. Any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Weanlings losing weight   August 31st 2008, 10:32 pm

lol! Those LIL Boogers will do that to you.. First, you need to have a feeding time at least two times a day. Free choice grain all day does not give them time to get hungry. The hay is OK.. And, feed them what they will eat and introduce the other stuff over time. They may never eat the pellets.. Just make sure you are adding nutrients that they will eat and only grain them 2 x daily.. study

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PostSubject: Re: Weanlings losing weight   August 31st 2008, 11:25 pm

can you get a diff foal pellet some foal pellets Ive heard are just kind of yucky to colts

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PostSubject: Re: Weanlings losing weight   September 1st 2008, 9:35 am

Yeah, I'm going to try a different brand of pellets. Maybe that'll help.
I feed oats at 6am, 1pm & 8pm. And they clean every last one up. I might add some oil to them and see if that helps at all. I also have free choice mineral out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Weanlings losing weight   September 1st 2008, 10:45 pm

I feed frisky foal, but have also noticed, if they dont eat it with their moms, they usually dont really want it later on. well atleast it takes work to make them enjoy it! lol

hows your hay prices over there? bad?
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PostSubject: Re: Weanlings losing weight   September 2nd 2008, 8:38 am

We fed the pellets while they were still on their moms. The mares gobbled them up, but maybe I got a bad batch or they changed something. I'm trying somefrom the other mill today.
As to hay prices, I actually have no idea what they are. Wade & I cut and baled 2000 squares and over 50 rounds. If the rain lets up and it doesn't freeze, well get a second cut of alfalfa too, but the forecast doesn't look good. What are prices like there?
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PostSubject: Re: Weanlings losing weight   September 2nd 2008, 10:43 am

Our hay prices are fine. 70lb bale, 3.50, 3.00 out of the field.

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PostSubject: Re: Weanlings losing weight   September 2nd 2008, 11:07 am

OMG!!!!!!! I haven't seen hay that cheap since I left Grand Junction, Colorado in 1985!!!!!!

We're paying $275.00 a ton, and real happy to get it!!!!! They aren't growing as much hay out this way as they used to.....Many are growing corn now.
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