Weaning Calves? Start Them Strong.

A strong start begins by feeding weaned calves strong starter feeds.

Weaning Calves? Start Them Strong.

A strong start begins by feeding weaned calves strong starter feeds.

Starting Weaned Calves on Feed

At Purina, we believe a strong defense is the best offense in the fight against weaned calf stress and health challenges. That’s why Purina® Precon® and Purina® Accuration® Starter complete feeds and Purina® Stress Care® 5 supplement feeds now include RX3® Immune Support Technology to prepare a calf’s natural defenses to combat respiratory challenges.

Try Purina® Precon® and Purina Accuration® Starter complete feeds or Purina® Stress Care® 5 supplement feeds with RX3® Immune Support Technology today.

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Redefining Nutrition’s Role in Promoting Healthy Calves
 
Weaning calves is a demanding and hectic time. Calves are often most vulnerable at weaning, facing many stressors with immune systems that aren’t fully developed. As a result, it costs the beef industry time and money to combat respiratory challenges. Feeding weaned calves Purina® starters with RX3® Immune Support Technology helps address stressors and respiratory challenges head-on.
 
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Research-backed Technology
 
RX3® Immune Support Technology primes the calf’s natural defenses to support overall calf health and aims to reduce costs.1
 
Research showed weaned calves fed Purina® starter feeds with RX3® Immune Support Technology:
  • Gained, on average, 6 pounds more than the control group within a 30-day period2
  • Were more uniform because fewer calves were poor performers
  • Had less variation in average daily gain compared to control calves
  • Healthy calves fed RX3® Immune Support Technology gained more weight compared to healthy control calves3
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Feeding Weaning Calves? Start Them Strong
 
Starting weaned calves on feed can impact their future health. Getting calves eating from day one can equip a calf’s immune system to better handle weaning-time stress, improving its chance to stay healthy during weaning. Feeding weaned calves a palatable starter feed:
  • Drives them to start and continue eating
  • Maintains energy and protein reserves
  • Builds rumen microbe populations
  • Maintains immune status for healthy calves
  • Supports optimal performance
The Purina® starter line has research-proven consumption to optimize calf performance, promote healthy calves and support profit potential.
 
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Purina® Precon® Complete Feed with RX3® Immune Support Technology
  • Pelleted complete calf feed
  • Includes roughage, is highly palatable and nutrient dense
  • Gets calves eating quickly to restore nutrients lost through the stress of weaning and shipping
  • Designed for preconditioning cattle programs with freshly weaned calves or newly purchased calves
  • Recommended for high-stress or high-risk calves
  • Does not require additional forage
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Purina® Accuration® Starter Feed with RX3® Immune Support Technology
  • A complete calf feed available in a coarse-textured and pelleted form
  • Includes roughage with Intake Modifying Technology® to help achieve target intake levels
  • High-energy feed that helps maximize feed efficiency
  • Self-fed
  • Doesn’t require additional forage
  • Designed for preconditioning cattle programs with calves headed directly to the feedlot
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Purina® Stress Care® 5 Supplement with RX3® Immune Support Technology
  • A pelleted calf supplement
  • Delivers essential nutrients for stressed cattle in a small inclusion package (5 pounds per head per day)
  • For cattle producers looking to take advantage of their feedstuffs
  • Designed for preconditioning cattle programs with unlimited, good-quality forage
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Stress Care Tub
Purina® Stress Tub
  • Recommended for use in all preconditioning cattle programs
  • A free choice supplement
  • Designed for young cattle prior to or after stress, especially calves in pre-weaning situations, receiving and hospital pens
  • Provides the key nutrients needed for a fully functioning immune system
  • Recommend feeding one tub per 20 head and at least 2 tubs per pen or pasture to ensure adequate intake by younger, more timid animals
  • Formulated without RX3® Immune Support Technology
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See The Results for Yourself
 
There are a lot of preconditioning cattle programs to choose from when you’re starting weaned calves on feed. Put your nutrition to the test when feeding weaned calves with a Proof Pays trial. Test out Purina® Precon and Purina® Accuration® Starter complete feeds or Purina® Stress Care® 5 supplement feeds with RX3® Immune Support Technology and see the results for yourself. 

Our sales team, dealer network and cattle experts across the country are ready to provide expertise and customized support to help achieve healthy calves and results for your bottom line.

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