StressGuard Starter System

StressGuard

Weaning, transportation and transfer to feedlots are major sources of stress for young cattle. The StressGuard Starter System is designed to ease the transition by maximizing dry matter intake and providing critical nutrients so cattle reach full feed quickly, safely and profitably.

About the Product

Electrolyte Balance:  Incoming feedlot cattle typically have lost body fluids. StressGuard Starters contain high levels of electrolytes, especially potassium, to aid in rehydration.

Organic Trace Mineral Fortification:  StressGuard Starters are highly fortified with trace minerals, including organic zinc, copper, manganese and cobalt to support disease resistance.

Chromium:  In a Texas Tech Univ. study, chromium propionate increased ADG and improved feed efficiency when fed during the receiving period.

Yeast Culture:  Yeast culture is added to enhance rumen microbial growth and stabilize the rumen environment.

Choice of Additives:  Proper use of additives can improve animal performance; refer to the product tag for a specific claim. StressGuard Starters are available with approved feed additives.

Product Options

StressGuard Starter 1.0 - High quality 16% protein pelleted feed to be fed at up to 1% of body weight. Ideal for calves on pasture before and after weaning and for up to 28 days when calves enter feed yard.

StressGuard Starter 2.0 - High quality 14% protein pelleted feed to be fed at up to 2% of body weight. Ideal for calves on pasture before and after weaning and for up to 28 days when calves enter the feed yard.

StressGuard Starter Concentrate - High quality 30% protein supplement designed to be fed along with grain and roughage. The ideal feeding rate should be approximately 0.25% of body weight or 1.25 lb./head/day (500 lb animal).

StressGuard Coproducts Starter - High quality 12% protein supplement designed to be fed along with coproducts and roughage. The ideal feeding rate should be approximately 0.125% of body weight or .625 lb./head/day (500 lb animal).

StressGuard Starter Pack - High quality 10% CP supplement designed to be fed along with concentrate, grain and forage. The ideal feeding rate should be approximately 0.1% of body weight or 0.5 lb./head/day (500 lb animal). StressGuard Starter Pack is not formulated to be a stand-alone concentrate. It should be fed along with a standard concentrate product to make a complete ration. 

StressGuard Starter Pack Plus - The same formulation as StressGuard Starter Pack but includes the Integral® and Actigen®  to support performance and nutrient utilization.

Nutrient Analysis

StressGuard Starter Feeds

#3Y11 - 1.0

#3Y12 - 2.0

#3Y10 - Conc.

#3Y13 - CPS

#35165 - Pack

#57065 - Plus

Crude Protein, min %

16.0

14.0

30.0

12.0

10.0

10.0

Crude Fat, min %

2.0

2.0

1.5

1.5

2.0

2.0

Crude Fiber, max %

18.0

24.0

12.0

10.0

12.0

12.0

Calcium (Ca), min-max %

1.2-1.7

0.7-1.2

3.5-4.5

7.0-84

2.5-3.5

2.6-3.6

Salt (NaCl), min-max %

0.9-1.4

0.2-0.7

3.5-4.5

7.5-9.5

3.5-4.5

3.5-4.5

Potassium (K), min %

1.4

1.2

3.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

Chromium, min, ppm

0.88

0.44

3.52

7.05

8.75

8.75

Vitamin A, min (IU/lb.)

20,000

10,000

80,000

160,000

140,000

140,000

Vitamin D, min (IU/lb.)

2,000

1,000

8,000

16,000

14,000

14,000

Vitamin E, min (IU/lb.)

80

40

320

640

700

700

Thiamine, min (mg/lb.)

30

15

120

240

200

200

Feeding Directions

StressGuard Starter 1.0
On the second day after cattle have arrived at the feedlot introduce StressGuard Starter 1.0 at up to 1% of body weight along with free choice hay. By day 3 after arrival offer StressGuard Starter 1.0 at approximately 1% of body weight along with grain and roughage in a complete starter ration. Alternatively, cattle familiar with pelleted feed can be hand-fed StressGuard Starter 1.0 upon arrival at the feedlot. Small amounts should be offered at least twice a day with total daily consumption not exceeding 1% of body weight. Good quality grass hay should be offered along with StressGuard Starter 1.0 by the second day after arrival.

StressGuard Starter 2.0

  • Feedlot Receiving — On the second day after cattle have arrived at the feedlot introduce StressGuard Starter 2.0 at 1% of body weight along with free choice hay. By day 3 after arrival offer StressGuard Starter 2.0 at approximately 2% of body weight along with grain and roughage or offer StressGuard Starter 2.0 as the sole ration.
  • Weaning — Offer StressGuard Starter 2.0 free choice along with roughage to nursing calves for up to 30 days before weaning.


StressGuard Starter Concentrate
On the second day after cattle have arrived at the feedlot introduce StressGuard Starter Concentrate at approximately 0.25% of body weight or 1.25 lb./head/day (500 lb animals) along with hay and a small amount of grain. By day 3 after arrival offer StressGuard Starter Concentrate at approximately 0.25% of body weight along with grain and roughage in a complete starter ration.

StressGuard Coproduct Starter
On the second day after cattle have arrived at the feedlot introduce StressGuard CPS Starter at 0.125% of body weight along with free choice hay. (0.75 pound of StressGuard CPS Starter per head per day for 600 pound calves). By day 3 after arrival offer StressGuard CPS Starter at approximately 0.125% of body weight along with grain and roughage in a complete starter ration.

StressGuard Starter Pack and Starter Pack Plus

  • Feedlot Receiving — On the second day after cattle have arrived at the feedlot introduce StressGuard Starter Pack or Starter Pack Plus at 0.1% of body weight along with a standard concentrate and free choice hay (0.5 lb. of StressGuard Starter Pack or Starter Pack Plus per head per day for 500 lb. calves). By day 3 after arrival offer StressGuard Starter Pack or Starter Pack Plus at 0.1% of body weight along with a standard concentrate, grain and roughage in a complete starter ration.
  • Weaning — StressGuard Starter Pack or Starter Pack Plus may also be used as a weaning supplement. Offer StressGuard Starter Pack or Starter Pack Plus at 0.1% of body weight (0.5 lb/head/day for 500 lb. calves) along with creep feed and pasture to nursing calves up to 30 days before weaning.
Caution

This product, which contains added copper, must not be fed to sheep or related species that have a low tolerance level to copper.

Product Number

# 3Y11 — StressGuard Starter 1.0, 50 lb.

# 3Y12 — StressGuard Starter 2.0, 50 lb.

# 3Y10 — StressGuard Starter Concentrate, 50 lb.  

# 3Y13 — StressGuard Coproducts Starter, 50 lb.

# 35165 — StressGuard Starter Pack, 50 lb.

# 57065 – StressGuard Start Pack Plus, 50 lb.