Calf KRUNCH® Texturized

Calf KRUNCH® products are palatable, texturized calf starter feeds composed of a pelleted supplement, processed grains and liquid molasses. The high protein level encourages growth, and the moist texture offers better palatability to encourage early consumption.

About the Product

Palatable Textured Blend
The 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 rumen development.

Calf KRUNCH Calf Starter feeds contain 18% protein, and are fortified with a balance of minerals, B-vitamins and vitamins A, D3 and E. They promote good growth and performance.

FITTING KRUNCH 16% D22.7 Calf Starter feed is a 16% crude protein starter with decoquinate.

Energy Dense
The increased energy density of Calf KRUNCH calf starter feed helps calves perform better under high stress conditions.

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
Calf KRUNCH 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.

FITTING KRUNCH 16% D22.7 has the same nutrient profile as above except for a 16% crude protein level.

Feed Additives Include:

Decoquinate.................................................(.005%) 2.7 mg/lb.

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 causedby Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii.


Rumensin...............................................................30.0 g/ton

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

Nutrient Analysis

Crude Protein, min %


Crude Fat, min %


Crude Fiber, max %


ADF, max %


Calcium (Ca), min-max %


Phosphorus (P), min %


Salt (NaCl), min-max %


Vitamin A, min

10,000 IU/lb.

Vitamin D, min

2,500 IU/lb.

Vitamin E, min

75 IU/lb.

Feeding Directions
  • Introduce calf starter at four days of age.
  • Feed at the rate of approximately 1 pound per 100 pounds of body weight.
  • Avoid feeding hay prior to weaning.
  • Wean calves at four to six weeks of age when eating a minimum of 2.0 pounds of Calf KRUNCH texturized calf starter feed per head per day for two consecutive days.
  • Continue to feed Calf KRUNCH texturized 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.


Decoquinate (D22.7) Medication Option
Feed Calf KRUNCH 18% D22.7 Texturized Calf Starter Feed at the rate of 1.0 pound per 100 pounds of body weight to provide 22.7 milligrams decoquinate per 100 pounds of body weight. Feed at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure or when experience indicates coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard.


Body Weight

#20B6 18% D22.7
Calf KRUNCH (lb./head/day)











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.

Product Number

#20B4—Calf KRUNCH® 18% Non-Med
#20B5—Calf KRUNCH® 18% B88.4
#20B6—Calf KRUNCH® 18% D22.7
#20B7—Calf KRUNCH® 18% R30
#20B8—FITTING KRUNCH 16% D22.7

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.