Should I mix my own calf starter on farm?

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It might be a tempting way to cut feed cost, but mixing your own calf starter or calf grower requires some careful considerations, says Christy Stanley, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed calf and heifer specialist.

One consideration is the labor cost and equipment use associated with on-farm mixes. There also is the potential for mixing errors to occur. On-farm total mixed rations may be too bulky for young calves and heifers or contain too many fines or small particles that can cause calves to go off feed.

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