ALL*AMERICAN® BABY CALF SHOWFLAKE® STARTER 18%
Baby Calf Show Flake®Starter 18% is a grain-based sweet feed (low in fiber) for starting baby beef and dairy “bucket-fed” calves on feed. This feed is designed to aid in the development of the calves’ small, immature rumen with a source of readily available carbohydrates (sugars and starches). An elevated protein level (18%) supports the growth and health needs of baby calves.
This feed is ideal for young bucket calves, less than 3 months of age.
Baby Calves (> 350 lbs): Baby calves should be given milk replacer during the first month or two of life. Ranch-Way carries a full line of milk replacers. In addition to milk, orphaned calves can be offered free-access to Baby Calf ShowFlake Starter as soon as the calf will nibble dry feed (~7 days of age). Gradually increase the amount until the calf is consuming 6 to 7 lbs daily. Calves can be weaned from milk replacer as soon as they are eating 2 to 3 lbs of dry feed for 3 consecutive days (1 to 2 months of age). Good-quality hay can be introduced once calves show signs of a functioning rumen (chewing cud). Offer free-choice access to white salt and fresh, clean water at all times.
Calves (350-600 lbs): Feed to calves at the rate of 1 lb / 100 lbs of body weight / day for target intake of 4-6 lbs / head / day along with at least 50% of the total diet in good-quality grass hay. This feed can be fed as a weaning diet or as a starter diet for young show calves. Once calves reach ~600 lbs, switch to 14% ShowFlake Grower or Cattleman’s Advantage. Offer free-choice access to white salt and fresh, clean water at all times.
Do not exceed 8 lbs / head / day of this feed to avoid bloat and digestive upset. It is advised that either Ranch-Way’s M1200 (Rumensin) or B1200 (Bovatec) supplements are added to improve feed efficiency, decrease the incidence of bloat, and help prevent coccidiosis.
Store product in a clean environment free of moisture, rodents, insects, and other pests. Do not feed moldy or repugnant feed. This product has been formulated specifically for dairy cattle and is not intended for other species.
DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP OR GOATS DUE TO COPPER CONTENT.
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