OPTI-CAF Textured Calf Starter
A highly palatable 22% textured calf starter with rumen development and digestive support.
Highly palatable to promote early intakes
Steam flaked corn increases starch digestion and energy
MOS (mannan oligosaccharides) prebiotic to maintain healthy digestive function and improve calf health
Organic minerals to enance bioavailability, provide strong antioxidant protection and immune function, and improve calf growth, health and vigor
Diamond V® XP yeast culture to maintain gut health and feed efficiency
Bovatec® for the control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria Bovis and eimeria Zuernii, and increased rate of gain
ClariFly® seasonally added to help decrease fly populations
(Bovatec® is a trademark of Zoetis, ClariFly® is a trademark of Wellmark International, Diamond V® is a trademark of Cargill, Inc.)
|Crude Protein||Min||22.00 %|
|Crude Fat||Min||3.50 %|
|Crude Fiber||Max||7.00 %|
|Vitamin A||Min||5000.00 IU/LB|
|Lasalocid (Bovatec®)||33 mg/lb|
Offer to calves free choice daily up to 7 lbs/hd/day (7 lbs per hd/day would provide 231 mg/hd/day of lasalocid).
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.
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