In our last blog post, we touched very briefly on how the quality of feed that you’re feeding an animal that you’ll be showing can affect the animal itself. For those of you that may not have spent years working on a farm or raising animals, this may seem a little dramatic. The truth, however, is that feed is one of the major factors in the wellbeing of an animal. Today we’re going to dive a little bit deeper into how the quality of feed that you select will affect your livestock.
As with all food consumption, there’s a basic nutrition level that needs to be reached in order for optimal health to be obtained. The same can be said for humans, dogs, and cows. This is one of the first points that we’re going to cover in regards to quality feed and why it’s important. Since your animal needs to be entirely healthy for you to show it, you’re going to want to make sure that they’re getting all of the necessary nutrients, and the best way to do that is through their food.
Depending on the type of animal that you’re showing, the breed, its age and the class that you’ll be showing in, you’re going to need a different type of feed. Sounds crazy, right? Well, since every class is looking for something different and every animal requires different nutrients, it can get pretty specific. If you’re not entirely sure what basic nutrition your animal is going to need, talk to the team at our store — they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.
You could have the perfect genetics in the animal that you’ve purchased, but if you’re not feeding it with the right feed mixture, you’re going to have an animal that doesn’t grow as it needs to. Too much protein will build too much muscle, making it difficult for the animal to walk and can affect judging.
When you go in to purchase your feed, make sure to ask the team at Conroe Feed Supply on what you’ll need to mix in order to provide your animal with the best. From the overall size of your animal to the structure of their body, quality feed is going to help you achieve the proper growth.
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Finding the perfect feed for your livestock doesn’t have to be a challenge. With years of experience, the team at Conroe Feed Supply is happy to provide you with guidance as you look for the best fitting feed for your animal. Stop in the store today or give us a call to get more information or ask questions — we’re always here to help.
Having been the primary animal feed supply in the Conroe area, we’ve been fortunate to build quality relationships and gain a solid knowledge of livestock. We hope to be a part of your livestock journey too. If you are new to showing animals, make sure to keep an eye out for future blog posts, and previous. We’ll cover different parts of the livestock feed world so that you have all the information that you need to succeed.