SweetFLAKES 20 DQ45


A complete texturized feed for starting dairy calves.

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

Product Description

Formulated for superior palatability to promote intake and rumen development. SweetFLAKES 20 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

Intake is essential to rumen development. A combination of molasses, steam flaked corn and soybeans, and oats make for a highly palatable feed, delivering nutrients for optimal growth and development.

Trace minerals and vitamins

Formulated to provide recommended levels of trace minerals and vitamins to maximize calf nutrition.

Nutritional Information

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min20.00%
Crude Fat, min5.50%
Crude Fiber, max7.00%
Acid Detergent Fiber, max9.00%
Calcium, min0.80%
Calcium, max1.30%
Phosphorus, min0.45%
Salt, min0.50%
Salt, max1.00%
Potassium, min1.10%
Selenium, min0.35 ppm
Vitamin A, min18,250 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min4,050 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min36 IU/lb


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

Active Drug IngredientAmount
Decoquinate0.00496% (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 per 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 months of age, they 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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