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protein % figureing

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BairleaFarm, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you figure protein levels if you mix your feed? Grower 21% and my soy feed is 32% i think. While the soy is to hot to feed on its own how would i figure a half soy half grower protein %?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    32+21=53

    53/2= 26 1/2%
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:21 (the protein amount of the grower) ÷ 100 (always divide by 100) = .21% protein per pound
    32 (the protein amount of the soy)÷ 100 (always divide by 100) = .32% protein per pound

    .21 (the per pound protein percentage of the grower) x 50 (the amount of pounds that you are going to use) = 10.50 (the amount of protein per 50 pounds)
    .32 (the per pound protein percentage of the soy) x 50 (the amount of pounds that you are going to use) = 16.0 (the amount of protein per 50 pounds)

    10.50 (the protein amount of grower being used) + 16.0 (the protein amount of soy being used) = 26.50% Protein

    Chris
     
  5. homesteadapps

    homesteadapps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For simple recipes you can use parsons square. You can use it for multiple ingredients too, just enter one set at a time.
    http://homesteadapps.com/app/free/feedcalc/pearsonsquare.php




    The correct way to calculate a mix of multiple sources of protein or fiber, etc is to use weighted averages.

    Corn 9% X 50 lbs = 450
    Soybean 36% X 25 lbs = 900
    Oats 12% X 10 lbs = 120
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    Total 85 1470

    Mix Protein level is 1470 / 85 = 17.29%
     

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