A medium energy pelleted dairy ration.
|Crude Protein||Min||16.00 %|
|Crude Fat||Min||3.00 %|
|Crude Fiber||Max||10.00 %|
|Vitamin A||Min||4250.00 IU/LB|
Processed Grain By Products, Roughage Products, Plant Protein Products, Grain Products, Molasses Products, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Mineral Oil, Cobalt Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Flavoring.
Feeding levels should be based on stage of lactation, body condition, and forage quality.
Under average conditions: 1lb of grain should be fed for every 3 lbs of milk produced.
Condition ranges could cause this ratio to be narrowed to 1: 2 or widened to 1: 4.
Day 1: Feed 4 quarts of high quality colostrum (>200 IgG) within 2-6 hours of birth. Feed another 4 quarts colostrum 12 hours later.
Day 2- 60: Feed Opti-Milk Essential (Contains Bovatec) OR Calf Care 22:20 Non-Medicated Milk Replacer.
Day 2- Week 11: Offer free choice Opti-Caf or AlphaLine Start calf starter (both contain Bovatec), up to 7 lbs/day, beginning with small amounts. Calf should be eating 3-4 lbs starter/day by weaning at 60 days.
Day 28- Onward: Offer a small handful of hay daily (ideally 5-10% of total dry feed).
Week 12- 15 months: Transition gradually from calf starter to an equal amount of Opti-Heifer Pellet (Contains Bovatec) or Textra 18% (non medicated), or ACP 20% Pellet (non medicated), increasing amounts daily, up to 6-8 lbs daily. Can introduce high quality fermented feeds such as haylage or silage. Offer free choice forage.
Finisher: 15 Months - Finishing: Free choice forages (fermented feeds or hay) and 6-12 lbs/ day of one of the following products depending on forage quality:
Hi-Line 16% Pellet, ACP 20% Pellet, Stock NCA Sweet 16%, Textra 14%, 16%, or 18% (all non medicated).
Breeding/ Lactating: 15 Months- Onward: Free choice forages (fermented feeds or hay) and 6-8 lbs/ day of one of the following products depending on forage quality: Hi-Line 16% Pellet, Stock NCA Sweet 16%, Textra 14%, 16%, or 18% (all non medicated).
Quality grass based or forage only diets: Offer free choice Beef Mineral (all natural, non medicated) to all classes of beef cattle. Optimum intake is 4 oz/d.
Poor quality or lack of forage: Feed Forage Extender Pellets to replace up to half of the forage in the diet, pound for pound.
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