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Get your calves off to a Great Start 

Purina has solutions for effectively creep feeding and weaning your calves.

Creep Feeding

Purina Creep Feeding Solutions Fill the Hungry Calf Gap

The Hungry Calf Gap
As a calf nears two to three months of age, the cow's milk production peaks and begins to fall-- precisely at a time when the calf's nutritional requirements are increasing. The result is "the hungry calf gap."

As the growing calf tries to meet its increasing requirements for protein, energy and phosphorus, the dam’s milk supply and forage quality are both declining. Adding to that, the calf is also in competition with the cow for shorter quantities of grass.

The Purina Creep Feeding Program allows the cattleman to achieve the optimal genetic potential from his calves that a declining milk output and grass quality cannot provide.
Purina Research indicates that you can successfully add 56-86 pounds to the weaning weight of your calves with a proper creep-feeding program.

Advantages of a Creep Feed Program

Best Practices for Creep Feeding

 

                                     

Weaning

Purina Great Starts™ Cattle Feeding Program

 Feeding to Effectively Wean Your Calves
Weaning your calves from your cows can be a stressful time period for the cow and especially the calf. The calf’s diet changes dramatically, as do its surroundings. This all creates a high level of stress in the newly weaned calf. Great Starts™ program features one cattle starting feed, has different forage requirement options, feed-styles and weaning facility needs.  Working with your local Purina dealer, you can find the program that is right for you, your operation and your calves. For management tips, click here.  

Purina Great Starts™ Cattle Feeding Program

 

 Products

4-Square Stocker/Grower for Creep Feeding Calves
Purina Mills has designed a line of hand-fed range products to address the differences in desired nutrient and producer preferences. These balanced protein and energy supplements enhance forage digestion, allowing your cattle to get more of their nutritional needs from your homegrown forage. The following chart lists our line of range cubes and their nutritional specifications.

Stocker Grower

Purina STOCKER /GROWER CHOW PRODUCTS
TO CREEP FEED CALVES
CHOW PRODUCTS
PROTEIN
NPN
FAT
FIBER
PHOS
VIT A

Stocker/Grower Supreme 12N

12.0
0.0
2.5
10.0
0.5
10,000

Stocker/Grower Performance 12N

12.0
0.0
2.0
15.0
0.5
7,000

Stocker/Grower Supreme 14N

14.0
0.0
2.5
9.0
0.5
10,000

Stocker/Grower Performance 14N

14.0
0.0
2.0
15.0
0.5
7,000

Accu-Creep
Purina Accu-Creep is a self-limiting, balancing protein and energy product that effectively limits intake for optimal feed efficiency. The Purina Accu-Creep program fills the hungry calf gap, permitting the calf to express its full genetic potential. Accu-Creep delivers predictable, proven performance.

Purina Accu-Creep Feed
FEATURING IM Technology®
ACCURATION
PROTEIN
NPN
FAT
FIBER
Ca
PHOS
VIT A

Accu-Creep

13.0
1.6
4.5
5.0
0.75 - 1.25
0.5
5,000

 
Accuration® Starter Feed
Purina Accuration® Starter Feed contains our patented intake modifiers that virtually eliminate the chance that cattle will over-consume the starter. This program provides:

  • An energy-dense formula with reduced roughage
  • Greater gain and improved efficiency through Intake Modifying Technology®       
  • Formulated with the trademark levels of Availa® 4 Organic Trace Minerals and Diamond V® Original XPC™
  • A coarse-textured ration that is more durable in handling and resistant to moisture than conventional pelleted rations
  • A weaned calf ration that provides enhanced ADG and feed efficiency, even better than Preconditioning/Receiving Chow®  
  • A ration that provides a smoother, more consistent transition to growing or finishing rations

Accuration

Accuration® Starter Feed
with Intake Modifying Technology®

Best Value Starters

Protein
NPN
Fat
Fiber
Ca
Salt
P
Minimum
Starting Weight
Maximum
Starting Weight

ACCURATION®  Starter LW

14.0
2.3
2.5
15.0
0.75
0.50
0.50
350
500

ACCURATION®  Starter WC

14.0
2.3
3.0
20.0
0.75
0.50
0.50
400
650

ACCURATION®  Starter HL

14.0
2.3
3.5 
15.0
0.75
0.50
0.50
600
750

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Precon™ Complete
Formally named, Preconditioning/Receiving Chow®, it is "The Standard" by which all starters are measured. Released for marketing in 1968, it is still the #1 weaning ration in the United States. Nothing is more palatable to newly weaned or received cattle. Purina’s Precon™ Complete has been especially formulated after numerous research trials and now includes Zinpro Availa® 4 Organic Trace Minerals. It is a complete weaned-calf diet that not only eliminates the stresses of weaning, but also reduces sickness and puts the calf on the road to 40-80 pounds of weight gain.

Precon Complete

Precon™ 5 Supplement
A pelleted supplement that provides essential nutrients in a small inclusion package for calves on forage or pasture. 

  • Formulated with trademark levels of Availa® 4 and Diamond V® original XPC™
  • Highly palatable supplement that supports the immune status and forage intake.
  • Targeted intakes of 5 pounds per head per day.

Precon Supplement

Wind and Rain Mineral Tub with Availa® 4 or Purina Stress Tub

  • A highly palatable molasses-based tub supplement for stressed or weaned calves. 
  • Both contain trademark levels of Zinpro Availa® 4 Organic Minerals to support immune status.
  • The Purina Stress Tub contains Diamond V® original XPC™, high levels of vitamins and minerals, and protein to restore nutrients lost during weaning.
  • A convenient delivery method that helps you save labor and to provide necessary nutrients to your calves on high-quality forages.

 Wind and Rain