Spring is here! Book creep feed and mineral today!

April 1, 2019


After a long winter, the weather is starting to cooperate, and I’ve been enjoying watching calves run around with their tails in the air enjoying the sunshine in Northeast Nebraska.  Creep feed season is quickly approaching and now is the time to take advantage of the great booking prices at Central Valley Ag. Some producers question the added value that creep feeding brings to their herd, but if there is any year it’s going to be extremely beneficial, 2019 is one.  As producers, we really need to consider what our pastures are going to look like this summer after the flooding. Forage availability and quality are the vital factor to making the decision whether to creep feed or not.
 
The advantages a creep feeding program brings to a herd includes increased weaning weights and less stress on the calf during weaning time. Research has shown calves will prefer milk first, then creep feed followed by forage.  This is an advantage in areas where forage is limited. I normally encourage producers to run at least 120 lbs. of creep feed through each calf and then we can begin the transition to Accuration.  Some worry about a calf becoming too fleshy on creep feed so Accuration’s intake modifying technology is a great transitional option that allows producers to utilize their corn.
 
Finally, don’t forget there is one month remaining on our spring mineral program for all CVA, Purina, and Hubbard loose mineral and mineral tubs! Availa 4 rebreeding mineral, fly control mineral, and hi mag mineral are just a few options offered through this promotion. Take advantage of the great volume discount of up to $60 off per ton and be entered in a drawing with your CVA feed sales team member for a Cabelas’ Polar Cap 60 qt. equalizer cooler. All mineral orders must be billed and picked up by May 1, 2019, to qualify for the discount. For any questions on creep feeding calves or our spring mineral booking program, contact me at brandi.salestrom@cvacoop.com or contact your local CVA feed sales specialist. Let our team at Central Valley Ag help you make the most of this challenging spring.
 
by Brandi Salestrom
Posted: 4/1/2019 8:58:54 AM by Kristin Petersen | with 0 comments