Dairy Products and Services
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Furst Step™Milk Replacers
Our featured milk replacers are made from high-quality, all-milk proteins and edible-grade fat ingredients, and are formulated to meet the complete nutritional needs of nursing calves. Our Furst Step™Milk Replacers are mildly-acidified for added stability and digestibility, as well as fortified with MOS, bioavailable chelated trace mineral sources and vitamins to support optimal growth and health. They’re manufactured in quality-certified plants to mix easily and stay in solution for efficient no-hassle feeding. Mix and match with your choice of McNess Total Calf™Starter that meets the growth and health objectives of your operation.
Furst Step™22/20 B-MOS-DFB: A great choice for getting calves off to a solid start over traditional milk replacer programs, containing 22% protein and 20% fat. Bovatec® and Clarifly® are added for control of coccidiosis and flies respectively.
Furst Step™22AA B-MOS-DFB: Multiple trials and field testing confirms the excellent growth and health advantages of feeding this modified-accelerated option that promotes starter intake, controls cost-of-gain and prevents post-weaning slump. Multiple functional ingredients further promote growth and overall calf health. Contains 22% protein amino acid balanced to 24% protein equivalent and 20% fat. (CMR422)
Furst Step™24/20 B-MOS-DFB: A 24% all-milk protein and 20% edible-grade fat formulation designed to support optimum lean growth while preventing post-weaning lags. Works very well in auto-feeding programs. A great choice for getting calves off to the best start possible. Bovatec® and Clarifly® are added for control of coccidiosis and flies respectively. (CMR432)
Total Calf™Starters offer a flexible range of highly-digestible proteins and carbohydrate sources designed to get calves off the best possible start based on individual needs and goals. Total Calf™Starters are formulated to balance the nutrient requirements of growing calves as their diets shift from primarily liquid to completely dry starter at weaning. Care is taken to balance lean growth, calf health, rumen development and cost of gain throughout the starting period. Focusing on the whole calf by using McNess Total Calf™ Starters set calves up for successful weaning, prevent post-weaning lags and help meet your targeted growth goals. Available in 18%, 20%, 22% and 24% protein levels.
Calf Enhancer Supplement Pellet D
Mixed with grain, product #1414 makes a palatable first dry feed for calves from three days of age to 3 to 5 weeks after weaning. Calf Enhancer Supplement Pellet D provides high-quality protein and balanced vitamin and mineral nutrition for the young calf.
Furst Force™ Calf
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.
With Deccox®, product #1047 or with Bovatec®, product #1048, is for calves weighing from 200 to 400 pounds when mixed with soybean meal and grains. Calf Premix provides complete balanced mineral and vitamin nutrition for the heifer.
Maxi-Growth Heifer Premixes
With Rumensin®, product #1145 or with Bovatec®, product #1146, should be used once heifers reach 400 pounds body weight. These products are designed to be mixed into concentrates or total mixed rations (TMRs).
Transition Dairy Premix Plus
Dry Cow Products
Transition Dairy Premix Plus features high levels of Vitamin E, organic selenium and Zinpro Availa 4 along with: Calcium propionate as a glucose precursor for energy. Probios Precise to increase rumen pH resulting in higher dry matter intake allowing higher milk production. Niacin (8 grams) to help prevent fatty livers. No added salt to reduce incidence of udder edema.
Dry Cow 40
Dry Cow Products
Dry Cow 40 is designed to be fed with grass forages and silages at .40lb/cow/day.
Dry Cow 30
Dry Cow Products
Dry Cow 30 is designed to be fed with mixed legume/grass forages at .30lb/cow/day.
Dry Cow 20
Dry Cow Products
Dry Cow 20 is designed to be fed with legume forages at the rate of .25lb/cow/day.
Features a complete supplemental mineral package. Mineral levels and ratios vary to complement and balance the minerals present in the forages, grains and co-product feedstuffs used. From all alfalfa forage base to an all corn silage base with corn co-products being fed, one of the premix products balances the mineral needs of the lactating cow. Dairy Premixes have a low inclusion rate allowing a completely customized feeding program to be created using added buffers, salt and feed additives.
Contain all the features of the Dairy Premixes plus highly-available zinc from Zinpro’s Availa® Zinc. Salt is added for mixing convenience. As with the Dairy Premix, mineral levels and ratios vary to complement varying forages.
Dairy Balancer Paks
Contain the additional features of added buffer to neutralize rumen acid and live yeast to stimulate fiber digesting bacteria leading to increased butter fat and milk production. Availa® 4 from Zinpro Corporation is added to provide highly available zinc, copper, manganese and cobalt to help improve immune function and disease resistance.
Feed and Forage Quality
Equalize™ Dairy is a direct-fed microbial that is designed to be used in all phases of dairy production. The product contains a unique combination of yeast cell walls, enzymes and yeast metabolites together with polar hydrated aluminosilicate clays. Equalize™ Dairy contains a patented technology for maintaining the performance of the animal. By improving rumen function, animal performance can be preserved at acceptable levels. This technology is backed by 15 years of research and practical experience – and several patented technologies.