Hubbard’s Creep Feeds are designed to supplement calves who are nursing. Creep Feeds are high quality pellets that offer several protein options. These creeps feeds are ideal for the producer who wants to maximize the return from creep feeding. Creep feeding calves reduces weaning stress and increases weaning weights.
Creep-N-Grow 13% - Designed especially for early summer conditions when grass and milk are plentiful.
Classicalf 14% - Beneficial for summer and fall feeding when milk production drops and grass is less plentiful.
GroLean 16% - Formulated for calves with exceptional growth potential and is most beneficial when fed during the late summer and fall seasons. The higher protein level allows high growth calves to reach their genetic potential.
Protein is required by rumen microorganisms and for muscle growth. Creep Feeds do not contain non-protein nitrogen sources but are formulated with a combination of protein sources. By combining protein sources, Creep Feeds provide an optimal amino acid balance to promote efficient growth.
Fiber stimulates rumen activity, slows rumen fermentation rate and helps prevent digestive disorders. Creep Feeds are formulated with digestible fiber providing a large portion of the energy, which can help to increase forage utilization. Creep Feeds contain only high quality ingredients to increase palatability and encourage early consumption.
High quality pellets are an important part of Creep Feeds. High quality pellets reduce the ability of animals to sort the creep and also reduces waste. High quality pellets allow each bite to be a balance of energy, protein, minerals, trace minerals and vitamins. All Hubbard plants are ISO 9001 Registered and HACCP Certified to ensure high quality pellets are produced each and every time.
Pounds At Weaning
Creep feeding calves increases weaning weight. This allows producers to sell more pounds per cow than by not creep feeding.
Good Start in the Feedlot
A high level of feed intake soon after calves enter the feedlot is the key to getting them off to a good start and reducing sickness. Calves accustomed to eating pelleted feed before weaning are more likely to consume an adequate level of their receiving ration.
Minerals and Vitamins
Proper mineral and vitamin supplementation impacts forage utilization, protein and energy metabolism and disease resistance.
Choice of Additives
Proper use of additives can improve animal performance; refer to the product tag for a specific claim. Creep Feeds are available with approved feed additives.
|Crude Protein, min %||13.0||14.0||16.0|
|Crude Fat, min %||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Crude Fiber, max %||20.0||20.0||20.0|
|Calcium (Ca), min-max %||0.7-1.2||0.7-1.2||0.7-1.2|
|Phosphorus (P), min %||0.6||0.6||0.6|
|Salt (NaCl), min-max %||0.3-0.8||0.3-0.8||0.3-0.8|
|Potassium (K), min %||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Vitamin A, min (IU/lb.)||6,000||6,000||6,000|
|Vitamin D, min (IU/lb.)||600||600||600|
|Vitamin E, min (IU/lb.)||10||10||10|
Creep Feed Advantage
Pounds of creep feed per calf
|B.||Price per pound of creep feed||__________|
A times B=Creep feed cost per calf
|D.||Feed conversion factor for creep feed (lbs. of creep/lb. of gain)||__________|
|E.||A divided by D=Pounds of Gain per calf||__________|
|F.||Calf market price per pound||__________|
|G.||E times F=Added value per calf from creep feed||__________|
|H.||G minus C=Net value per calf from creep feeding||__________|
Feed Creep Feeds to suckling calves from birth to weaning. It is recommended to be fed free-choice to suckling calves utilizing a creep feeder. Calves will typically consume 0.75% to 1.5% of their body weight daily. Over consumption (greater than 2.0% of body weight) may result in digestive disorders. Provide clean fresh water and free choice salt at all times.
- To begin with place creep feeders in an area where cows frequent, such as near loafing areas, water, shade or mineral feeders. Once all calves are eating, creep feeders can be moved per your grazing program.
- Keep feed fresh, consider only partially filling feeders at the beginning when intakes are the lowest.
- Consumption will be low while calves become accustomed to the feeder and learn to eat creep feed. Intakes will increase gradually over time.
- Routinely clean out feeders. Any moisture or fines should be cleaned out of trough.
- Adjust feeders so excessive feed does not build up in the trough. Adjusting the opening to 3/4 to 1 inch should eliminate a feed build up in the trough. This will help reduce fines and waste.
- Do not let the feeders go empty. Once calves have started on creep it is best to keep creep available at all times. Calves who have creep available off and on are subject to over eating.
- Allow adequate bunk space per calf. A good rule of thumb is 3 calves per foot of bunk space.
- Make sure creep feed area can securely keep the cows out, but allows easy access for calves.
This product, which contains added copper, must not be fed to sheep or related species that have a low tolerance level to copper.
#3076—Creep-N-Grow 13%, 50 lb.
#3060—Classicalf 14%, 50 lb.
#3010—GroLean 16%, 50 lb.