Impact of 32% molasses on straw ration

Assumptions: 1400 pound cow in late pregnancy consuming 20 pounds of straw, 13 pounds of barley grain and 1 pound of 32% beef supplement as the base ration. Cows are in good condition.

Addition of 70 to 100 pounds of 32% molasses (MolMix) to a 1000 pound bale of straw.

Prices: $0.25 per pound for MolMix, straw – 5 cents per pound, barley 10 cents per pound, 32% supplement 25 cents per pound.