Beef Products and Services
We deliver our nutrition technologies and our new health and technology products seamlessly side by side.
Bova Cubes™ contain 100% dry distillers grains with solubles and are available in cubes. A patented process creates a hard distillers cube that won’t crumble. McNess Bova Cubes™ can be fed on the ground without high wastage or wind losses. A convenient, quality feed for cows, stockers or calves. Cubes are sourced out of Ord, NE and Yankton, SD.
Bova Calf CubesTM
Bova Calf Cubes™ contain 100% dry distillers grains with solubles and are available in 7/16″ mini cubes. These convenient mini’s can be fed to calves, sheep, goats and deer. This patented process creates a hard distillers mini cube that won’t crumble. McNess Bova Calf Cubes™ can be fed in a bunk or on the ground without wastage or wind loss.
Calf Cubes are sourced out of Ord, NE and Yankton, SD.
Bova-Min products feature high levels of available trace minerals to overcome deficiencies and imbalances in pasture and range forages. Vitamin supplementation ensures adequacy during periods when cattle are on hay or stock-piled pastures. These minerals are designed to provide vitamins and minerals essential to the health and productivity of beef cattle. The minerals in this product line have variable phosphorus levels for optimal supplementation with varying forage and soil types. We also offer one that contains thiamine to help prevent nervous disorders (polioencephalomalacia – PEM) associated with corn co-product diets high in sulfur.
Furst Force™ Calf is an oral drench designed specifically to support newborn calves during stressful situations. Utilizing a complex blend of nutritional technologies designed to support the animal, while providing the gastro-intestinal support calves need, especially those at-risk, Furst Force™ Calf has been shown to deliver multiple benefits, including: reduced death loss, decreased scours, stimulates suckling, reduced digestive upsets, improved calf viability and boosted IgA titers.
Ruffage-Mate™ products are designed to be fed in cattle in pasture. Blended to be highly palatable, the Furst-McNess nutritionists have developed Ruffage-Mate™ to be fed directly from the bag. The blended proteins in Ruffage-Mate™ provide an optimum rumen nitrogen profile for cattle consuming low-quality forages. With Ruffage-Mate™, your cattle get cost-effective supplementation of protein, vitamins and minerals all in one easy-to-use package.
Furst-McNess makes it convenient to feed distiller’s grains on the range with Bova Tubs™. You already know the advantages and cost savings of using distillers grains, and the tubs make it easier to feed your herd. Put the pre-filled tubs in the back of your pickup and take them where they’re needed. A free-choice supplement with added vitamins and mineral for pasture or roughage rations used for continuous feeding; expected intake is 1-3 pounds per head per day with these 200 pound tubs. The McNess tubs contain a combination of protein sources.
- 28% Bova Max Tubs™ contain 28% protein, natural & NPN protein sources, 4% fat for energy, added vitamins and minerals, and convenient and portable supplementation.
- 35% Bova Max Tubs™ contain 35% protein, natural & NPN protein sources, 4% fat for energy, added vitamins and minerals, and convenient and portable supplementation.
- 28% Bova Max Calf Tubs™-AF-MOS contain 28% protein from all-natural protein sources, 4% fat for energy, Zinpro Performance Minerals®, Availa 4®, and support gut health and integrity with organic selenium for improved bioavailability.
Bova-Breeder and Bova-Breeder Premier products feature highly-available and absorbable trace minerals coming from Zinpro Corporation’s Availa® products. These products are well suited for use from 60 days prior to calving through rebreeding or for year round use when known mineral imbalances are present. Bova-Breeder products contain a similar nutrient profile to the Bova Min line. The differences include the fact that a third of the Zn, Mn, Cu, and all of the Co is coming from a chelated source while the Vitamin E level is doubled.
- Bova-Breeder 6 is designed for use with grass based forages.
- Bova-Breeder 9 is designed to be used on mixed legume grass based forages.
- Bova-Breeder 12 is the highest phosphorus product in the line. It is designed to be used in areas that have low phosphorus levels in the soil.
Bova-Breeder Premier products contain a similar nutrient profile to the Bova-Min and Breeder product lines. The difference is that at the recommended feeding rate they will receive the full rate of Zinpro’s Availa® 4 and double the Vitamin E level. Also available with Bio-Mos® to support gut health and integrity.
- Bova-Breeder Premier 6 – Availa® 4 is a product designed for use with grass based forages.
- Bova-Breeder Premier 9 –Availa® 4 is designed to be used on mixed legume grass based forages.
- Bova-Breeder Premier 6-MOS – Availa® 4
- Bova-Breeder Premier 9-MOS – Availa® 4
Bova-Mag 5 is a free choice mineral designed to provide high levels of available magnesium to cattle that are at risk for grass tetany. Grass tetany is caused by low blood magnesium levels. This may be due to a simple deficiency of magnesium in the diet or to factors which reduce the efficiency of magnesium utilization by the animal such as high nitrogen and potassium levels in the forage. Bova-Mag 5 contains 13% magnesium and 5% phosphorous. Feeding between 10 and 12 grams per head daily of highly available magnesium the month before tetany is likely to occur can help prevent the problem from happening.
Force™ Premier Base is designed to be used on grass and mixed legume-based forages, and can be used as a year-round mineral.
Force™ Premier-MG contains the same ingredients as the base product with high levels of available magnesium. Designed to be used for pasture cattle that are at risk for grass tetany.
Force™ Premier-YC contains the same ingredients as the base product with the addition of our innovative technology Equalize™ Beef to help manage feed quality, support reproduction, reduce feed cost and improve cost of production.
Fescue Force™ Premier-YC contains the same ingredients as Force™ Premier-YC with additional organic zinc, manganese and essential oils, which have been shown to increase water intake, reduce heat increment and enhance vasodilation.
Fescue Fly Force™ Premier-YC
Fescue Fly Force™ Premier-YC contains the same ingredients as Fescue Force™ Premier-YC with an additional essential oil, which is known to reduce external parasites.
Force™ Premier Mate Products
Force™ Premier Mate Products combine the blended proteins from Ruffage-Mate™ with the unique trace minerals, vitamins and other technologies from the Force™ Premier line.
Furst Force™ Receiver is a unique oral drench that utilizes a complex blend of nutritional technologies to support optimum health and performance in older calves and feedlot animals upon receipt at the feed yard. This 6-in-1 nutritional supplement has had responses that include cattle up on feed quicker and more aggressive to the bunks, better response to treatments, less pulls, less scours, decreased death loss and increased water intake.
Co-Product Fortifier 0.5
(bag and bulk)
Co-Product Fortifier 0.5(bag and bulk) products are designed to be a complement to corn co-products that result from the manufacture of corn starch, corn syrup, and ethanol and are formulated to take advantage of nutrients already present in these corn co-products. Contains thiamine to help prevent nervous disorders (polioencephalomalacia – PEM) commonly associated with corn co-product diets.
Co-Product Fortifier 0.6
(bag and bulk)
Co-Product Fortifier 0.6(bag and bulk) products provide the same mineral and vitamin fortification as Co-Product Fortifier 0.5 on a daily basis with the addition of crude protein from non-protein nitrogen sources.
Beef Balancer 80
(bag and bulk)
Beef Balancer 80 (bag and bulk) products are highly-fortified mineral, vitamin and protein premixes formulated specifically for feedlot cattle on high-grain rations.
(bag and bulk)
Beef Developers (bag and bulk) products are formulated to provide the extra minerals and vitamins that lightweight calves need to fortify their immune system and rapidly develop a structurally strong frame.
Beef Starter Premix
(bag and bulk)
Beef Starter Premix (bag and bulk) products are designed to minimize the stress that calves experience at weaning or receiving. They are also ideal for stressed, shipped-in calves. When a ration provides a fortified mineral and vitamin package, calves experiencing weaning or shipping stress have higher feed intake, regain weight faster and respond to treatments for sickness more readily. The product contains organic trace minerals from Zinpro’s Availa® 4 product to help combat stress and a high Vitamin E level to help strengthen immune function.
First Boost (bag) is a unique mineral package that is formulated to provide high quality, biologically available minerals and vitamins that are necessary for a fast start when fed to weaned, stressed or newly received cattle.
Sudden Force™ Premier-YC is a unique mineral package formulated to provide high-quality, biologically-available minerals and vitamins that are necessary for a fast start when fed to weaned calves, stressed cattle or newly-received cattle.
Sudden Force™ Premier-YC 15% Pellets-D is a unique pellet alternative for cattlemen who are looking for convenience. This product provides the high-quality, biologically-available minerals and vitamins needed for a fast start when fed to weaned calves, stressed cattle or newly received cattle. These pellets contain Deccox® for coccidiosis prevention when fed for 28 days during coccidiosis exposure.
Ultimate Force™ Premier
Ultimate Force™ Premier Fortifier-R is designed to complement the nutrients that are available in corn co-products, which result from the manufacture of corn starch, corn syrup and ethanol. Corn co-products are economical feedstuffs that reduce overall ration costs while supplying high levels of protein, energy and minerals. This product contains thiamine to help prevent nervous disorders and Rumensin® for improved feed efficiency.
Ultimate Force™ Premier Add Pak
Ultimate Force™ Premier Add Pak is a unique product designed to be fed in addition to another mineral and vitamin package.
All-Natural Force™ Premier Fortifier
All-Natural Force™ Premier Fortifier is an all-natural fortifier designed to complement the nutrients that are available in corn co-products, which result from the manufacture of corn starch, corn syrup and ethanol. Corn coproducts are economical feedstuffs that reduce overall ration costs while supplying high levels of protein, energy and minerals.
Heat Force Add Pak-ZN
Heat Force Add Pak-ZN is an unique product designed to be fed in addition to another vitamin and mineral package during periods of heat stress.
Feed and Forage Quality
Equalize™ Beef is a broad-spectrum product that supports the health and performance when animals are fed inconsistent and/or poor feed quality. The product contains a unique combination of yeast cell walls, enzymes and yeast metabolites together with polar hydrated aluminosilicate clays. Equalize™ Beef contains a patented technology for maintaining the performance of livestock. By improving rumen function, animal performance can be preserved at acceptable levels. Add Equalize™ Beef to rations and minerals to assist in feed quality and palatability.