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OPTI-HEIFER Heifer Pellet


An 18% high energy heifer pellet that supports high growth rates for size and stature from a complete and balanced nutrient profile based on current research.

Specially Formulated For:

Life Stages

Analysis & Ingredients
Feeding Instructions

OPTI-HEIFER Heifer Pellet Advantages

Bovatec® to help boost feed efficiency and gain without compromising feed intake.

  • Does not depress feed intake

  • Effectively controls coccidiosis

  • Increased rate of gain and feed efficiency

  • Combination approvals including Aureomycin

  • Efficient gains reduces feed costs for replacements

  • Superior return on investment

(Bovatec® is a trademark of Zoetis)

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude ProteinMin18.00 %
Crude FatMin3.50 %
Crude FiberMax7.00 %
ADFMax11.00 %
CalciumMin0.95 %
CalciumMax1.20 %
PhosphorusMin0.60 %
Vitamin AMin6600 IU/LB
SeleniumMin0.70 PPM
Lasalocid37.5 mg/lb


Processed Grain By Products, Grain Products, Plant Protein Products, Molasses Products, Roughage Products, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Liquid Tallow, Magnesium Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Hydroxychloride, Zinc Hydroxychloride, Copper Hydroxychloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate, Mineral Oil.

Feeding Amounts & Instructions

Animal WeightFeeding Rate (lb/hd/day)Lasalocid Intake (mg/hd/day)
800 to Calving (rate of gain only)6227

The safety of Lasalocid in unapproved species has not been established. Do not allow horses or other equines, dogs or cats, access to feed containing lasalocid as ingestion may be fatal.

A withdrawal period has not been established for Lasalocid in pre-ruminating cattle. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.

Dairy Feeding Guidelines

For Calves and Heifers:

  • Feed large breed calves 4 quarts of high quality colostrum within 2 hours of birth and again 12 hours later. Adjust amounts for small breed calves. If colostrum quality or quantity is low, consider using a colostrum supplement or replacer.

  • Offer free choice water from day 2.

  • Offer free choice calf starter from day 3, starting with a small amount, and increasing as they begin to eat. Calves weaned at 8 weeks of age or less should be consuming 3-4 pounds of starter grain per head per day. Never let calves go without available starter.

  • Wean calves off milk over a 10-16 day period.

  • At 12 weeks, gradually switch to heifer grower pellet, offering increasing amounts of hay.

Milk Replacer Feeding:

  • See product tag for feeding guidelines for optimal biologic growth.

  • Weigh MR powder every feeding for accuracy and consistency.

  • Mix MR powder in 110-120° F. water. Feed to calves soon thereafter, at 105° F.

  • Mix MR powder thoroughly with half of the desired final liquid volume. Add water to reach final volume and temperature; mix or whisk solution thoroughly. Feed immediately.

  • For large mixing batches, agitate while dispensing to individual feeding containers to prevent settling.

Acidified Milk Replacer Feeding:

  • Check milk replacer solution pH prior to feeding to ensure 4.0-4.5 pH.

  • Keep at 70-90°F after mixing and feed free choice via nipple feeder.

  • Mix fresh every 24-28 hours.

  • Keep equipment, nipples and hoses clean daily.

Forage Testing & Customized Feed Plans

Your animal is unique – let us tailor a feeding recommendation to their needs.

Forage is the foundation for any high performing nutrition program, but do you know what nutrients your forage is providing or lacking?

Our unique forage testing program allows a high level of precision when it comes to your animal’s diet. That means more complete nutrition, less guessing, healthier animals and happier owners.

Poulin Grain offers complimentary forage analysis, and personalized feeding recommendations for your animals. Contact us today for a free one-on-one consult with our feed experts.

Group 9 Contact for Forage Testing or Nutrition Consult

Prefer to call us? You can reach us at 800-334-6731.
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