Rough N Ready
Masterfeeds® Rough ‘n’ Ready 16% Calf Ration Pellets is a premium creep feed for new
beef calves. It is highly digestible for superior feed conversions and contains Deccox® for
prevention of coccidiosis. Also available in a non-medicated formula or with Rumensin®
WHY CREEP FEED?
A calf requires a proper level of nutrition in order to
reach it’s genetic potential. Research has shown that
the nutrition requirements of the calf cannot be met
by the mother cow’s milk alone, and while calves
can consume grass, they are unable to ingest enough
to meet their daily requirement for proper growth.
The result is what is termed a “hungry calf gap”.
The best way to eliminate this nutrient deficiency is
through the introduction of a high quality protein
supplement as a creep feed. This type of ration will
not only aid the calf in achieving optimum growth,
the creep feed will also lessen the demand on the
cow for milk. The result is the calf being able to
reach it’s full genetic potential along with a betterconditioned
cow. A cow that is able to gain weight
during the grazing season is able to channel more
of her food intake into body condition as opposed
to providing energy to the calf.