SweetFLAKES 18 DQ45


A complete texturized feed for starting dairy calves.

  • Life Stage:  Calf
  • Feed Type:  Calf Starter
  • Feed Form:  Textured
  • Packaging:  50-lb bag

Product Description

Formulated for superior palatability to promote intake and rumen development. SweetFLAKES 18 DQ45 is a molasses-coated blend of steam flaked corn and soybeans along with whole oats and a specifically formulated protein pellet. This complete calf starter mix will encourage early consumption and provide unique energy and carbohydrate sources to enhance muscle development, growth, and weight gain.

Features & Benefits

NutriVantage for dairy

Helps support the immune system, improve gains and intakes, and reduces the impact of stress in calves.

Superior palatability

A highly palatable blend of grains, pellets, and molasses helps to encourage early intake, which is essential to proper rumen development.

Balanced Nutrition

A combination of steam flaked corn and soybeans, and oats make for a protein and energy dense feed, delivering key nutrients for optimal growth and development.

Optimal Vitamin Fortification

Vitamins A, D, and E support growth, metabolism, reproductive performance and immune system function.

Trace Minerals

Formulated to provide trace minerals to help support optimal animal health and performance.

Medicated with Decoquinate

For the prevention of coccidiosis in cattle.

Available with Fly Control

This product is available with fly control. Contact your local plant for availability.

Nutritional Information

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 18.00%
Crude Fat, min 5.50%
Crude Fiber, max 7.00%
Acid Detergent Fiber, max 9.00%
Calcium, min 0.50%
Calcium, max 1.00%
Phosphorus, min 0.45%
Salt, min 0.50%
Salt, max 1.00%
Potassium, min 1.00%
Selenium, min 0.3 ppm
Vitamin A, min 14,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 3,100 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 28 IU/lb


Heat Processed Corn, Heat Processed Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Oats, Molasses Products, Linseed Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Processed Grain By-Products, Salt, Vegetable Oil, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Reed-Sedge Peat, Dried Cheese Product, Dried Whey, Calcium Iodate, Copper Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Propionic, Sorbic, Acetic, & Benzoic Acid (preservatives), Natural and Artificial Flavors.

Active Drug Ingredient Amount
Decoquinate 0.00496% (45 g/ton)

Feeding Directions

1. Feed 3 - 4 quarts of colostrum immediately after birth (need to provide 100 g of IgG). Feed 2 - 4 additional quarts within 12 hours of birth and feed 2 - 4 more quarts at 24 hours of age. If necessary, use an esophageal feeder.

2. Feed Kent milk replacers until 6 weeks of age or when calves have consumed 2 lb of starter/day for 3 consecutive days, whichever comes last. Mix and feed according to the directions on milk replacer tags.

3. Start feeding Kent SweetFLAKES when calves are 3 days old. Place a fresh supply before calves each day. Calves should consume at 1 lb per 100 lb of bodyweight to provide 22.7 mg of decoquinate per 100 lb of body weight. Feed for at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure or when experience indicates it is likely to be a hazard.

4. After calves are 2 to 3 month of age, the may be fed Kent growing rations. Consult your Kent Nutrition Group dairy representative for detailed feeding directions.


Do not feed to cows producing milk for food.


Do not use in feeds containing bentonite.

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