Receiving Feeds

Kent Baby Beef™ Complete with High Intake Technology (HIT) for healthy, high-performing cattle

Kent Baby Beef™ Complete is a complete pelleted feed ideal for all classes of cattle, but is particularly suited for young beef animals, newly shipped in cattle, or cattle under stress conditions due to inclement weather or sickness. This product can be fed from weaning and is a very palatable formulation designed to encourage intake to help get cattle on feed faster and keep them eating for optimum health and condition.

Setting the standard with every bite

Beef producers know that calves lined up at the feed bunk means healthy cattle, which leads to optimum performance. Kent Baby Beef has been drawing cattle to the feed bunk since 1927 when Gage A. Kent revolutionized the cattle feeding industry with 34% Baby Beef supplement, the original “Feed Without a Filler.” He based this foundational product on his own livestock experience and made it from the best quality ingredients available. Now, we’re adding Baby Beef Complete to the Baby Beef legacy. In combination with our proven Baby Beef formula, we’ve added our exclusive High Intake Technology (HIT)— the key to encouraging consumption to help get cattle on feed faster, then keep them eating for a fuller, healthier look you can be proud of.
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HIT (High Intake Technology) includes:

  • Kent BoVantage nutrition optimizer may:
    • Promote a healthy rumen environment
    • Stimulate dry matter intake
    • Help combat stress
    • Provide immune system support
  • Chromium Propionate is an organic trace mineral which research shows helps stimulate intake while enhancing gain and feed efficiency.
  • Availa 4 is a blend of organic trace minerals. Animals with a proper balance of organic trace minerals are better able to cope with the challenging effects of stress.
  • AND Selenium Yeast for a more readily available source of selenium that stimulates rumen activity, improves feed intake, and rate of gain.

HIT means a product that cattle want to eat, giving them optimum vigor and condition and the healthy full appearance you work for.

Feeding Recommendations
Feed continuously at a rate of 1% – 3% of body weight per head per day to confined beef cattle. Contact your Kent Nutrition Group representative for additional feeding information and medication options.

Tips for Starting Cattle

  • Water – Provide clean, fresh water upon arrival. Studies show cattle eat more after arrival if given immediate access to water.
  • Hay – Offer hay the first feeding off the truck. Producers may want to top-dress Baby Beef Complete over hay so cattle eat down through the ration to get to the hay. Hay should be good quality and free from dust and mold. Moldy, dusty hay can irritate the lungs and leave cattle suseptible to pneumonia. Avoid letting cattle eat hay from the ground as this can increase the potential for ingesting coccidia organisms.
  • Silage – Avoid starting cattle on corn silage or other fermented feeds (especially high-stress cattle). If cattle must be started on silage, initially offer no more than 3 to 4 pounds as fed per head (diet should contain no more than 50% moisture).
  • Antibiotics – Studies have shown cattle benefit from an antibiotic in the ration upon arrival.
  • Observation – Observe all cattle at least 2 times per day. Treat those with temperatures of 103º F or greater and place them in a sick pen to reduce stress and exposure to other animals.
  • Processing – Wait a minimum of 24 hours to process cattle (vaccinations, identification tags, implants, deworming, etc.). Severely stressed cattle should be rested up to 48 hours.

 

ARRIVALmax® feeds are specifically formulated for incoming cattle. Research proven formulations provide stressed cattle the extra nutrition they need for a better, healthier start.
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ARRIVALmax® Features and Benefits

  • Now with KemTRACE® Chromium Propionate – Chromium supplementation for support of optimum performance. Chromium supplementation alters the performance and health of feedlot cattle during the receiving period and enhances their metabolic response to a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge.
  • Buffers – a combination of buffer ingredients control acidity and restore rumen action to get stressed cattle on feed faster.
  • Potassium – to help high-stress cattle replace important electrolytes and regain shrink.
  • B Vitamins – to enhance energy metabolism.
  • High Levels of Vitamins A, D and E – to improve gain and feed efficiency and help immune system functions.
  • Complexed Trace Minerals – for greater absorption and improved utilization.
  • Complexed Se – a more readily available source of selenium.
  • Yeast – stimulates rumen activity, improves feed intake, and rate of gain.
  • Optional Antibiotics – for the prevention and treatment of shipping fever. ARRIVALmax™ feeds offer medication options of Terramycin®* (OTC), AS700* options (Aureomycin®* or sulfamethazine*), and CTC.
    *CAUTION: Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Effective January 1, 2017, this product will no longer be approved for increased rate of weight gain or improved feed efficiency, which means the use of this product for these purposes will no longer be legal.
  • Optional Deccox® (decoquinate) – may also be available for the prevention of coccidiosis.

All ARRIVALmax® feeds contain BoVantage Technology.

Please contact a Kent Feeds representative for further recommendations.

ARRIVALmax® Complete

For cattle on pasture and feedlot cattle.

Feeding Directions
Kent ARRIVALmax Complete is designed as the first feed for shipped-in cattle or for preconditioning feeder cattle prior to shipment. Kent ARRIVALmax Complete is a complete feed. Feed as the sole ration to cattle for 14-21 days at the rate of 6 to 18 pounds per head per day depending on cattle weight. After cattle are started, gradually switch to a regular feeding program.

WARNING: Do NOT feed to sheep.

   Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 14.0%
Crude Fat, min 1.75%
Crude Fiber, max 20.0%
Calcium (Ca), min 0.7%
Calcium (Ca), max 1.2%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.45%
Salt (NaCl), min 0.1%
Salt (NaCl), max 0.6%
Sodium (Na), min 0.1%
Sodium (Na), max 0.6%
Potassium (K), min 1.0%
Vitamin A, min 11,500 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 5,700 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 24 IU/lb

 

ARRIVALmax® Energy

For cattle on pasture and feedlot cattle.

Feeding Directions
Feed Kent ARRIVALmax Energy at the rate of 2 pounds for the first day, increasing to 5 pounds by the fourth day to starting cattle. Continue this level through the 14th day. Feed roughage to appetite. Gradually change to regular program by the 21st day.

WARNING: Do NOT feed to sheep.

   Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 16.0%
Crude Fat, min 3.0%
Crude Fiber, max 12.0%
Calcium (Ca), min 1.0%
Calcium (Ca), max 1.5%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.55%
Salt (NaCl), min 1.0%
Salt (NaCl), max 1.5%
Sodium (Na), min 0.6%
Sodium (Na), max 1.1%
Potassium (K), min 1.0%
Vitamin A, min 21,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 10,500 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 45 IU/lb

 

ARRIVALmax® Supplement

For cattle on pasture and feedlot cattle.

Feeding Directions
For starting healthy feeder cattle, feed Kent ARRIVALmax Supplement at the rate of 2 pounds per head per day for 14 days along with 2 to 4 pounds of grain. Feed roughage to appetite. Then switch to regular feeding program.

WARNING: Do NOT feed to sheep.

   Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 25.0%
Crude Fat, min 2.0%
Crude Fiber, max 10.0%
Calcium (Ca), min 1.6%
Calcium (Ca), max 2.1%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.75%
Salt (NaCl), min 2.4%
Salt (NaCl), max 2.9%
Sodium (Na), min 1.4%
Sodium (Na), max 1.9%
Potassium (K), min 0.9%
Vitamin A, min 54,600 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 25,600 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 115 IU/lb

 

ARRIVALmax® Balancer

For cattle on pasture and feedlot cattle.

Feeding Directions
For starting feeder cattle, feed ARRIVALmax Balancer Pellet at the rate of 1.0 pound per head per day for 14 to 28 days along with 2 to 4 pounds of distillers or corn gluten dry matter. Feed roughage to appetite. Then switch to regular feeding program.

WARNING: Do NOT feed to sheep.

   Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 32.0%
Crude Fat, min 0.5%
Crude Fiber, max 10.0%
Calcium (Ca), min 6.4%
Calcium (Ca), max 7.6%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.45%
Salt (NaCl), min 3.5%
Salt (NaCl), max 4.5%
Sodium (Na), min 1.6%
Sodium (Na), max 2.1%
Potassium (K), min 1.1%
Vitamin A, min 110,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 51,300 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 230 IU/lb

 

*CAUTION: Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Effective January 1, 2017, this product will no longer be approved for increased rate of weight gain or improved feed efficiency, which means the use of this product for these purposes will no longer be legal.