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Gaining Ground
Mon Apr 8, 2013 01:37 PM CDT

To put 350 to 400 pounds on his stocker cattle in just five months, John Shore has to get the nutrition right. That generally means a 14.7% protein ration of primarily soy hull and corn gluten pellets, along with either rice hulls or cottonseed hulls.

Grazing, when it's good, on Shore's Saluda, S.C., farm is the primary phase of the operation. The goal is pretty straightforward. Do whatever it takes to see 2 to 2 1⁄2 pounds of gain every day.

Even with a high-quality receiving ration, nothing is guaranteed when it comes ...

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