Medicated Beef Packs

OptiCare®

Beef Packs are economical, pelleted carriers for medication in cattle rations. Beef Packs are available with a variety of medications and their approved combinations. Beef Packs are typically formulated to be fed at 0.25 to 0.5 pound per head daily.

About the Product

Economical - Beef Packs are an economical way to provide medication and supplemental calcium to help increase feed efficiency and health.

Flexibility - Proper use of Beef Packs allows use of one protein supplement for all pens of cattle while delivering feed additives to specific pens. Thorough mixing is recommended.

Pelleted - Pelleted Beef Packs will mix with all rations (wet or dry) without filtering to the bottom of the trough.

Medicated Options - Proper use of feed additives can help control infections and increase performance. Refer to product tag for specific claim. Beef Packs are available with feed additives at FDA-approved levels:

Bovatec® - #8676 Beef Pack B-2400 contains 1.2 grams per pound of Bovatec.

Rumensin® - #8677 Beef pack R-1200 contains 1,200 grams per ton Rumensin.

MGA® - #8679 Beef Pack M1.0 contains 1.0 milligram per pound of MGA.

Feeding Directions

Beef Packs are designed to be thoroughly mixed into cattle rations according to directions for individual medication. Follow directions on tag.

Observe warnings printed on tags pertaining to proper use of medications and withdrawal periods.

Provide fresh, clean water at all times.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
BEEF PACK B2400 (#8676)
Thoroughly mix Beef Pack B2400 with grain or roughage (air dry basis) according to the table below to provide 25-30 grams of Lasalocid per ton. Feed the complete feed continuously to provide not less than 250 milligrams nor more than 360 milligrams Lasalocid per head daily. A constant supply of fresh, clean water is necessary for optimum results.
Beef Pack
B2400 (lb.)
Grain and/or
Roughage (lb)
Grams Lasalocid/ton
Complete Feed
Milligrams of
Lasalocid/lb
Complete Feed
20.8 1979.2 25 12.5
25.0 1975.0 30 15.0
WARNING: A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating cattle. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.
CAUTION: Feeding undiluted or mixing errors may result in an excess Lasalocid concentration which could be fatal to cattle and sheep. The safety of Lasalocid in unapproved species has not been established. Do not allow horses or other equines access to feeds containing Lasalocid as ingestion may be fatal.

 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Beef Pack R1200 (#8677)
Thoroughly mix Beef Pack R1200 with grain and/or roughage to provide 10 to 30 grams per ton Monensin in the complete ration. Feed continuously to provide each beef animal with not less than 50 nor more than 360 mg of Monensin per head daily. A constant supply of fresh, clean water is necessary for optimum results.
Beef Pack R1200 (lb.) Grain and/or Roughage (lb.) Grams of Monensin per ton Complete Feed Milligrams of Monensin per lk of Complete Feed
16.7 1983.3 10 5.0
25.0 1975.0 15 7.5
33.3 1966.7 20 10.0
41.7 1958.3 25 12.5
50.0 1958.3 30 15.0
CAUTION: Do not allow horses or other equines access to formulation containing Monensin. Ingestion of Monensin by equines has been fatal. Monensin medicated cattle feed is safe for use in cattle only. Consumption by unapproved species may result in toxic reactions. Do not feed to lactating dairy cows. Do not exceed the levels on Monensin recommended in the feeding directions, as reduced average daily gains may result. Feeding undiluted or mixing errors resulting in high concentrations of Monensin could be fatal to cattle; must be thoroughly mixed in feeds before use; do not feed undiluted.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Beef Pack M1.0 (#8679)
Feed Beef Pack M1.0 at the rate of 0.5 pound per head per day to provide each beef heifer with 0.50 milligram of Melengestrol Acetate (MGA) per head daily. Beef Pack M1.0 must be top dressed on grain or roughage or mixed with a complete ration. Continue feeding throughout the time the heifers are being grown and finished for slaughter. A constant supply of fresh, clean water is necessary for optimum results.
Feeding Rate (lb.) MGS Intake (mg)
0.50 0.50
CAUTION: Heifers intended for reproduction: Do not exceed 24 days of feeding. A reduced conception rate can be expected if heifers are bred at estruses observed with in 1 to 12 days after withdrawal of Melengestrol Acetate, whereas heifers bred at subsequent observed estrus are expected to have normal conception rates.
Withdrawal periods of 3 to 5 days should be avoided to prevent the possibility that heifers may come into estrus (heat) at loading time. Not effective in spayed heifers and steers.
Product Number

#8676—Beef Pack B2400, 50 lb.
#8677—Beef Pack R1200, 50 lb.
#8679—Beef Pack M1.0, 50 lb.