ASCEND® Supplement

ASCEND® is a palatable, multiple protein source supplement designed to be used in top-dress or total mixed ration feeding programs. ASCEND is formulated to provide the energy and rumen bypass protein needed to achieve top cow performance.

ASCEND is a value-added dairy supplement for the value-minded dairy producer.

About the Product

Bypass Protein

ASCEND Supplement utilizes a variety of quality protein ingredients, providing amino acids and protein degradabilities from multiple sources. Particular attention is paid to bypass protein, utilizing plant and animal protein sources of differing bypass and amino acid profiles.

Added Fat

ASCEND contains added fat to support high levels of milk production and maintain body condition.

Minerals and Vitamins

ASCEND supplies supplemental macro-minerals, trace minerals, and vitamins to allow for inclusion in rations using multiple and varied forage and grain sources.


ASCEND is designed for use in rations requiring higher levels of supplemental bypass protein and energy from added fat. For example, ASCEND can be used in alfalfa-based diets or in rations for high milk producing cows, cows in negative energy balance, or where lower quality forage is fed.


ASCEND Supplement is pelleted for convenience, palatability, and for ease of handling.

Nutrient Analysis

Crude Protein, min % 38.0
Crude Fat, min % 8.0
Crude Fiber, max % 8.0
ADF, max % 12.0
Calcium (Ca), min % 1.3
Calcium (Ca), max % 1.8
Phosphorus (P), min % 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), min % 0.4
Salt (NaCl), min % 1.3
Salt (NaCl), max % 1.8
Selenium (Se), min 1.5 ppm
Vitamin A, min 22,000 IU/lb.
Vitamin D, min 5,500 IU/lb.
Vitamin E, min 71 IU/lb.
Feeding Directions

Use the following table to make a complete concentrate of varying protein levels.


Grain Source

2480 Ascend

(lbs. ton)


Shelled Corn
50% Shelled Corn
50% Oats/Barley






Shelled Corn
50% Shelled Corn
50% Oats/Barley






Shelled Corn
50% Shelled Corn
50% Oats/Barley





General Guidelines

As a general guideline, feed the above concentrates at a level to provide a forage-to-concentrate ratio ranging from 40:60 to 60:40 (DM basis), depending on level of milk production and stage of lactation.

ASCEND Supplement can also be fed directly as a topdress or in a total mixed ration. Depending on milk production, feed 6.0 to 10.0 pounds per cow per day for corn silage-based diets, and 4.0 to 8.0 pounds per cow per day for alfalfa-based diets.

For more precise feeding recommendations refer to the MilkCheck™ ration balancing guidelines for customizing your ration to meet your cow’s nutritional needs.


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

This product has been formulated specifically for dairy cattle and is not intended for other species.

Product Number

#2480—ASCEND® Supplement, 50 lbs.

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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.