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Spring Mineral and Tub Promotion

May 4, 2020

Calving season is always an exciting time of the year, and right now, my family’s operation only has a few cows left to calve. This year brought the typical challenges that come from weather, but overall it’s been a success. Creep feed is starting to go out to producers, and the pastures are turning green. After two weeks of high-magnesium mineral in the dry lot, our cows are now grazing on rye. Once all the calves have been worked, we will push them out to pasture for the summer.

A few advantages that come with creating a creep feeding program for your herd include; 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 research provides an advantage for those in areas where forage is limited. I encourage producers to run at least 120 lbs. of creep feed through each calf before beginning the transition to a grain mix. Some producers worry about calves becoming too fleshy on creep feed, so intake modifying technology is a great transitional option that allows producers to utilize their corn. If you would like to contract creep feed, call your local CVA feed location, and we would be happy to get a contracted creep feed price in for you.

Not only are we working on creep feed booking, but we are also beginning our Spring Mineral Promotion. This promotion will run from March 3 through May 30, 2020. If a producer purchases 2 to 4.99 tons of mineral, they will receive a five-quart CVA logo cooler; and if 5 tons or more is purchased, the producer will get one pair of Dryshod or muck boots.

At this time of the year, we need to be thinking about high magnesium, rebreeding, and fly control minerals. We carry our own CVA branded mineral consisting of Tall Grass and Power Cow; we also carry Purina and Hubbard minerals. Our feed sales specialists can work with a producer to determine how many bags or tubs their cow herd will consume in a 30-day timeframe. As a guide, 50 cows will consume eight bags of complete mineral in a 30-day period, or three tubs, where 150 cows will consume 23 bags (1/2 ton) of complete mineral or eight tubs per month.

Another promotion our feed sales specialists at CVA will be contacting producers about is our Safeguard Deworming program. If you are a producer with 150 or more head, we will collect and send in fecal samples to determine an internal parasite load, deworm those cattle, then perform a post fecal to show the advantages of deworming cattle orally for internal parasites. If you are interested in a free fecal exam, reach out to a CVA feed retail location. Once the fecal test has been run, we will have Safeguard dewormer options available for purchase. This program will run March 15 through May 15, 2020. The feed sales team is looking forward to bringing these promotions to producers throughout the CVA territory.
By Brandi Salestrom

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