Grower/Developer

Nutrition for growing and developing heifers. The future success of any dairy operation lies in the quality of the replacement heifers. Feeding heifers for constant weight gain following weaning has been shown to result in better reproductive performance. Properly developing replacement heifers is a crucial step in achieving overall production goals. Kent Dairy Grower and Developer diets are formulated to encourage muscle development, skeletal growth, and appropriate weight gain. Medication options are also available to meet specific needs.

Total Stage® 16 Grower

A complete pelleted feed for growing heifers and an alternative to traditional grain mix feeds. A precise combination of protein and fiber allows calves to grow muscle tissue quickly and safely. Total Stage 16 Grower is designed to be fed with a limited amount of hay. Available with Bovatec®, Decoxx® and Rumensin®. This product contains BoVantage™ technology.

Feeding Directions
Feed continuously as the sole grain ration to dairy calves after weaning and up to 6 months of age. It is recommended to provide forage as well. The amount fed may vary depending on genetics and management preferences. Feeding amounts may also depend on the type of medication in the feed. Follow recommended feeding directions on the product label.

Recommended Medication Options
Rumensin® – improves weight gain and prevents coccidiosis. Feed Total Stage 16 Grower 40R at the rate of 0.7 – 5.0 lb per 100 lb body weight to provide 0.14 – 1.0 mg monensin per lb body weight per day depending on the severity of challenge up to a maximum of 200 mg/head/day of monensin (10.0 lb/head/day).

Bovatec® – improves weight gain and prevents coccidiosis. Feed Stage 16 Grower 75B at the rate of 1 mg/2.2 lb body weight per day to dairy cattle weighing up to 800 lb. Do not feed more than 360 mg/head/day or 9.6 lb of lasalocid.

Decoxx® – prevents coccidiosis. Feed Total Stage 16 Grower 45DQ at the rate of 1.0 lb per 100 lb body weight to provide 22.7 mg decoquinate per 100 lb body weight. Feed for at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure or when experience indicates coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 16.0%
Crude Fat, min 2.5%
Crude Fiber, max 13.5%
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), min 17.0%
Calcium (Ca), min 1.2%
Calcium (Ca), max 1.7%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.5%
Salt (NaCl), min 0.1%
Salt (NaCl), max 0.6%
Selenium (Se), min 0.3 ppm
Vitamin A, min 8350 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 1400 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 70 IU/lb
Total Stage® 14 Developer

A complete pelleted feed for dairy heifers and an alternative to traditional grain mix feeds. A precise combination of protein and fiber allows heifers to develop a strong muscle system and skeletal framework without excess condition. Total Stage 14 Developer is designed to be fed with a limited amount of hay. Available with Bovatec®, Decoxx® and Rumensin®. This product contains BoVantage™ technology.

Feeding Directions
Feed as the sole grain ration to dairy heifers from 6 months of age. It is recommended to provide forage as well. The amount fed may vary depending on heifer genetics and management preferences. Feeding amounts may also depend on the type of medication in the feed. Follow recommended feeding directions on the product label.

Recommended Medication Options
Rumensin® – improves weight gain and prevents coccidiosis.

Feed Total Stage 14 Developer 40R at the rate of 0.7 – 5.0 lb per 100 lb body weight to provide 0.14 – 1.0 mg monensin per lb body weight per day depending on the severity of challenge up to a maximum of 200 mg/head/day of monensin (10.0 lb/head/day).

Bovatec® – improves weight gain and prevents coccidiosis.

Feed Stage 14 Developer 60B at the rate of 1 mg/2.2 lb body weight per day to dairy cattle weighing up to 800 lb. Do not feed more than 360 mg/head/day or 12.0 lb of lasalocid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 14.0%
Crude Fat, min 2.5%
Crude Fiber, max 13.5%
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), min 17.0%
Calcium (Ca), min 1.2%
Calcium (Ca), max 1.7%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.5%
Salt (NaCl), min 0.1%
Salt (NaCl), max 0.6%
Selenium (Se), min 0.3 ppm
Vitamin A, min 8350 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 1400 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 70 IU/lb
Active™ Developer 34 400B

Active Developer 34 400B is a 34% protein, RUP-based supplement containing 400 grams of Bovatec® per ton. It is formulated for developing heifers from 400 lb through freshening. Multiple protein sources allow heifers to reach their genetic potential by supplying a more optimum amino acid pattern. Research shows that the addition of Bovatec will increase growth rate an additional 0.17 lb per day over a diet without Bovatec. Optimum vitamin and mineral fortification of active developer enhances proper growth and development of dairy heifers. Also available with Rumensin®.

Feeding Directions
Hand Fed: Feed to replacement heifers at a rate of 1.0 pound per head per day to provide 200 mg of Bovatec per head per day.
(6 months-2 years of age)
Active Developer 34 400B, lb 500
Rolled corn, lb 1400
Molasses supplement, lb 100
Total, lb 2000
Feed the above grain mix at the rate of 4 lb per head per day to replacement dairy heifers. Four pounds of this mix provides 200 mg of Bovatec per day. Feed with free-choice roughage.

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 400 g/ton
Crude Protein, min 34.0%
Crude Fat, min 1.0%
Crude Fiber, max 9.0%
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), min 11.5%
Calcium (Ca), min 3.0%
Calcium (Ca), max 4.0%
Phosphorus (P), min 1.0%
Salt (NaCl), min 1.6%
Salt (NaCl), max 2.1%
Selenium (Se), min 4.6 ppm
Vitamin A, min 60,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 7000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 350 IU/lb