Blueprint® KRUNCH® Textured Calf Starter


Blueprint® KRUNCH® Textured Calf Starter is an economical palatable, textured calf starter feed formulated with a pelleted supplement with Alltech’s Blueprint® Technologies, processed grains and liquid molasses. Blueprint® KRUNCH® Textured Calf Starter offers a moist texture for palatability to encourage early consumption as well as the Blueprint® Technologies to maximize the calf’s health, growth, and lifetime production potential.

About the Product

Palatable Textured Blend
This product blend results in a moist, coarse textured feed which encourages early consumption by the calf, resulting in earlier weaning and more economical gains. The texture also provides “scratch,” which helps initiate early intake and rumen development.

Blueprint® KRUNCH® Textured Calf Starter feeds contain 18% crude protein, and are fortified with a balance of minerals, B-vitamins and vitamins A, D3 and E to promote good growth, performance and digestive health.

Energy Dense
The increased energy density of Blueprint® KRUNCH® Textured Calf Starter feed helps calves perform better under high stress conditions as well as promoting early rumen development.

Starter Feeding Tips

  • Begin at four days of age.
  • Keep starter fresh by feeding small amounts.
  • Calves need encouragement to begin eating starter. Place starter in the calf’s shallow bucket or on its muzzle just as it finishes milk replacer.
  • Providing fresh, clean water encourages calves to eat more starter.
  • After starter consumption is well established, provide free-choice access to starter.
  • Avoid feeding hay prior to weaning.
  • Fermented feeds and pasture should not be fed before three months of age. The high moisture content can limit intake and growth.
  • Feed milk replacer at suggested rate to encourage dry feed consumption.

Choice of Additives
Blueprint® KRUNCH® Textured Calf Starter feeds are available with feed additives at FDA-approved levels. Proper use of feed additives can increase weight gain and feed utilization. Refer to product tag for specific claims.

Feed Additives Include:

Decoquinate.................................................(.005%) 45.4 g/ton.

For the prevention of coccidiosis in non-ruminating and ruminating calves and cattle caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii.


Lasalocid.................................................................88.4 g/ton

For control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii.


Crude Protein, min %


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Crude Fiber, max %


ADF, max %


Calcium (Ca), min-max %


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Salt (NaCl), min-max %


Vitamin A, min

10,000 IU/lb.

Vitamin D, min

2,500 IU/lb.

Vitamin E, min

100 IU/lb.

Feeding Directions
  • Introduce calf starter at four days of age.
  • Avoid feeding hay prior to weaning.
  • Wean calves at six to seven weeks of age when eating a minimum of 3.0 pounds of Blueprint® KRUNCH® Textured Calf Starter feed per head per day for three consecutive days.
  • Continue to feed Blueprint® KRUNCH® Textured Calf Starter feed and gradually transition calves to a grower ration during the next two to four weeks.
  • Provide fresh, clean water at all times.

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

These products have been formulated specifically for dairy calves and are not intended for other species.

For specific feeding and nutrition information for your calves please contact your local Hubbard Feeds nutrition professional.

Please Note: This product information sheet is meant to serve as a general overview and is not intended to replace the product label. Always refer directly to the product label for the most up-to-date nutrient content and feeding directions.