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General Feed Q&A

1 acre per cow per month is the sole rule of thumb when grazing cows on cornstalks.

100 cows for 3 months grazing (Nov, Dec & Jan), it would take approximately 300 acres.

One of our trusted feed advisors would be happy to pull a sample of your feedstuff and send it in for an analysis.
Yes! We have creep feeders that can be rented.
We are able to bag your feed or can deliver your feed in bulk (1 ton minimum). You can pick up your bagged feed from either Central Plains Milling or from a Frontier Coop location.
We have more than just one option for creep feed to fit with your livestock needs. We offer a meal creep and a pelleted creep. In both of these, we utilize Availa-4 and Diamond V XPC along with an ionophore such as Bovatec or Rumensin. We also have the ability to add CTC. Contact one of our livestock feed advisors today for more information!
Yes! We have the ability to customize feed as needed for your operation. We recommend giving one our livestock feed advisors a call to discuss your individual product needs.
Yes! One of our livestock feed advisors can build rations for you based on your feedstuffs and can also pull feed samples to send off for analysis.
We are open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM and do not deliver on the weekends unless an emergency load is necessary.

Show Pig Starters Q&A

CPM has the entire line of Lindner Showfeed on hand at all times, which would also include the starters. These would range from 25% protein to 20% protein.

We recommend starting with the 600 Neo Starter, which is a 25% protein, as a creep feed in the crate a week prior to weaning. 600 Neo Starter’s amazing palatability and early acceptance lends itself to fit as both a creep feed and the MOST ideal option post weaning.

Feed 1-2 bags per litter.

We recommend following up the 600 Neo Starter with the 606 Blitz, which is a 23% protein. 606 Blitz delivers quick bloom for a reliable SALE-READY look. Feed 1-2 bags per litter. Follow up the 606 Blitz with the 612 Starter, which is a 23% protein. 612 will help maintain bloom on 7-10 week old pigs and prep for selling. Feed 1-2 bags per litter.

Lindner has a great option for this in the 648 starter. 648 is a great option when selling at an older age or if the pigs need to be caught up in terms of bloom. Will promote proper bloom without being overly aggressive in extreme muscle development. Can be used as a receiving feed as well.
All of the starter feeds come in both bulk and bags other than the 600 Neo Starter. The 600 Neo Starter comes in bags only.
The only starter that can not be made in meal form is the 600 Neo Starter as it is only available in pellet form. The 648 is only available in meal form. All other starters are available in both meal and pellet form.
Lindner Show Feed starters are available for pickup at both the Columbus and Howells locations with proper ordering and lead times.

The Lindner system of starters has been designed to maximize growth and development of your show pig. Visit this article to learn more.

Skipping diets early on in a pig’s life will delay his development later and can even cause significant health complications. 600 and 603 are essential to proper development of the pigs lean gain growth curve. Shorting your pig at the early stage can reduce the guts’ ability to absorb nutrients resulting in permanent damage of your pig performance.
Transitioning pigs is very important. Healthy pigs transition easily while challenged pigs struggle with changes in diet. Make sure that when you transition to your next diet pigs are eating aggressively and are active.
648 is a great transition diet. High protein and the correct balance of amino acids. Palatability of this diet is excellent getting pigs transitioned and started aggressively in a new environment with new stresses.
A good rule of thumb is 5 pounds of lost gain in the nursery phase of a pigs life becomes 25 pounds of lost gain at market. Pigs are much more efficient at building muscle early in the phases of their life. As pigs mature the conversion of actual lean and muscle is much less efficient.

Cattle Q&A

We recommend setting your creep feeder gates to 2 fingers or less. This helps to prevent feed buildup in troughs and minimizes wasted feed.
Our rule of thumb is one cow per acre a month for grazing corn stalks. Example: If you have 40 acres of corn stalks, you would be able to put 40 cows there for 1 month.

Horse Q&A

Horses go through various life stages, including the Pregnant Mare, Foal, and Senior stages. Each stage requires specific nutritional considerations to support the horse’s health and development.
Horses have diverse uses, including hobbies, trail riding, racing, showing, work, and breeding. They are versatile animals that excel in different disciplines.
Horses have individual preferences, so the type of feed they prefer can vary. Some horses may prefer textured or sweet feeds, while others may prefer pelleted feed. Both types of feed provide similar nutritional benefits, but the form may differ based on the horse’s preference.
The best feed for a senior horse depends on whether you prefer textured or pelleted feed. For pelleted feed, options like Impact Pro Performance, Impact Senior, and Senior Active are recommended. For textured feed, Purina Omolene 400 is a good choice.
For stallions, it is recommended to provide feed options with higher protein and fat content to support their performance. The best feeds for stallions include Omolene 400-500 or Strategy Gx.
For feeding textured feed to foals, options like Omolene 300 and Strategy, or pelleted feed like Impact Pro Mare and Foal or Purina Ultium Growth, are beneficial. Providing good-quality feed at a young age helps promote proper growth and development.
Pregnant mares can benefit from feeds like the Omolene series 200-500, Strategy GX, Enrich, Impact Mare and Foal, or Healthy Edge. These feeds provide the necessary nutrition to support the mare’s health and the developing foal.
Body condition scoring evaluates the fat distribution and overall appearance of a horse. Maintaining a body score between 5 and 6 is essential for the horse’s health and performance. Horses generally weigh between 1200 to 1250 pounds.
It is advisable to provide clean, weed-free, and dust-free hay to horses. Alfalfa can be fed for extra protein, and forages that offer higher protein and calcium content are also beneficial.
Purina Equi Tubs, along with products like Outlast and Amplify, contains ingredients that help deter flies. These supplements provide additional nutrients that may be lacking in the grass during fall and winter seasons. Additionally, adding garlic to the horse’s feed directly can also help with fly control.