Creep Feeding & Livestock Feed for Beef Calves
Hot, drier weather during the late summer and early fall months can cause reduced forage quality and decreased calf gains.
Creep feeding can be a profitable choice by adding cost-effective calf gains, extending forage, improving reproduction, plus reducing cow stress, and weight loss especially in first-calf heifers.
In choosing the right Creep Feed and Livestock Feed, consider what nutrients your calves need in order to maximize their genetic potential and what nutrients are actually available to them. Calves need 14 to 16 percent protein along with adequate energy, minerals, and vitamins to maximize their structural growth. You need to choose a Livestock feed that will meet those needs. Forages at this time of the year are usually low in protein, energy, vitamins, and minerals. While corn is an excellent energy source, it will not provide adequate amounts of the needed proteins, minerals, and vitamins.
Stockdale’s has the ideal Livestock Feed to meet the protein, energy, and nutrient needs of your calves with Select Hi E 14 percent Cattle Feed with Rumensin (94176)
Plus, Stockdale’s offers several types of Creep Feeders, both portable and stationary styles. Talk to the staff at Stockdale’s for more information on how to maximize the return on your investment by creep feeding your calves.