Calf Creep

Creep feeding calves is the practice of providing supplemental nourishment to nursing calves. Kent and University research has shown that weaning weights of calves can be significantly greater when creep fed. The type of creep feed used also has a substantial effect on calf performance and the economics of creep feeding.

Benefits of Feeding Kent Creep Feeds

  • Increased cow weight. Cows on average are 20 to 30 lb heavier at weaning when calves are creep fed.
  • Cows will cycle earlier and have improved conception rates as a result of better body condition and reduced stress.
  • Pasture carrying capacity can be increased by as much as 5%
  • Calves are more uniform in size.
  • Calves are better able to handle weaning and shipping stress, thus a quicker, healthier start in the feedlot.
  • Contains Bovatec® for increased weight gain in calves on pasture and to aid in the control of coccidiosis.
  • Contains all-natural Kent BoVantage™ technology, exclusive to Kent Feeds which research has proven can improve the performance of young calves by promoting rumen health, feed intake, and nutrient utilization.

All Kent Calf Creep™ feeds contain BoVantage technology.

Please contact a Kent Feeds representative for further recommendations.

HP Calf Creep 60B

A 16% crude protein pelleted feed. All natural protein sources provide palatable energy and encourage calves to start eating creep early.

Feeding Directions
Feed continuously to provide 60 mg to 200 mg of Lasalocid per head per day to calves nursing cows on pasture. This amount is equivalent to 2-6.7 lb of HP Calf Creep 60B.

Caution: Do not allow horses or other equines access to feeds containing Bovatec as ingestion may be fatal. The safety of Bovatec in unapproved species has not been established. Feeding undiluted or mixing errors resulting in excessive concentrations of Bovatec could be fatal to cattle.

Warning: A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating cattle. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.

   Guaranteed Analysis
Active Drug Ingredient
Lasalocid 60 g/ton
Crude Protein, min 16.0%
Crude Fat, min 2.5%
Crude Fiber, max 15.0%
Calcium (Ca), min 1.45%
Calcium (Ca), max 1.95%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.60%
Salt (NaCl), min 0.3%
Salt (NaCl), max 0.8%
Potassium (K), min 0.9%
Vitamin A, min 10,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 1000 IU/lb

 

Calf Creep 60B

A 14% crude protein pelleted feed. All natural protein sources provide palatable energy and encourage calves to start eating creep early.

Feeding Directions
Feed continuously to provide 60 mg to 200 mg of Bovatec per head per day to calves nursing cows on pasture. This amount is equivalent to 2-6.7 lb of Calf Creep 60B.

Caution: Do not allow horses or other equines access to feeds containing Bovatec as ingestion may be fatal. The safety of Bovatec in unapproved species has not been established. Feeding undiluted or mixing errors resulting in excessive concentrations of Bovatec could be fatal to cattle.

Warning: A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating cattle. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.

   Guaranteed Analysis
Active Drug Ingredient
Lasalocid 60 g/ton
Crude Protein, min 14.0%
Crude Fat, min 2.5%
Crude Fiber, max 13.0%
Calcium (Ca), min 1.5%
Calcium (Ca), max 2.0%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.5%
Salt (NaCl), min 0.4%
Salt (NaCl), max 0.9%
Potassium (K), min 0.9%
Vitamin A, min 10,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 1000 IU/lb

 

Calf Creep Co-Product Balancer

A pelleted supplement to be mixed at a 10% inclusion with dry co-products and grains. High levels of calcium and added thiamine will properly balance creep feed mixes that include co-products of the corn milling industry.

Other available medication options are Aureomycin®* + Bovatec® and Rumensin®.

*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.
Feeding Directions
Mix Calf Creep Co-Product Balancer at a 10% inclusion with dry co-products and other grains to make Calf Creep Feeds.

   Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 10.8%
Crude Fat, min 2.3%
Crude Fiber, max 8.0%
Calcium (Ca), min 10.8%
Calcium (Ca), max 12.9%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.5%
Salt (NaCl), min 6.1%
Salt (NaCl), max 7.3%
Potassium (K), min 0.6%
Copper (Cu), min 210 ppm
Selenium (Se), min 3 ppm
Zinc (Zn), min 700 ppm
Vitamin A, min 83,600 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 10,500 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 17 IU/lb