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Stage 1

 

 

Birth to 3 days old

Colostrum

 

3 days to 38 days

Tend-R-Leen® milk replacer

25 pounds

 

Free choice Tend-R-Leen®  calf starter

50 pounds

 

Both heifer and bull calves can be raised together until 2 months of age

 

Stage 2

 

 

39 days to 120 days old

Tend-R-Leen® Grower Formula:  2 lbs./hd/day

180 pounds

 

Free choice dry whole shell corn

 

 

At 120 days the steer will weigh approximately 350 lbs.

 

Stage 3

 

 

120 days to finish

Tend-R-Leen® Ultra Finisher

1 1/2 lbs./hd/day

457 pounds

 

Free choice dry whole shell corn

 

 

Free choice trace mineral salt

 

Stage 1

 

 

Birth to 3 days old

Colostrum

 

3 days to 38 days

Tend-R-Leen® milk replacer

25 pounds

 

Free choice Tend-R-Leen®  calf starter

50 pounds

 

Both heifer and bull calves can be raised together until 2 months of age

 

Stage 2

 

 

39 days to 120 days old

Tend-R-Leen® Grower Formula:  2 lbs./hd/day

180 pounds

 

Free choice dry whole shell corn

 

 

At 120 days the steer will weigh approximately 350 lbs.

 

Stage 3

 

 

120 days to finish

Tend-R-Leen® Ultra Finisher

1 1/2 lbs./hd/day

457 pounds

 

Free choice dry whole shell corn

 

 

Free choice trace mineral salt

 

Stage 1

 

 

Birth to 3 days old

Colostrum

 

3 days to 38 days

Tend-R-Leen® milk replacer

25 pounds

 

Free choice Tend-R-Leen®  calf starter

50 pounds

 

Both heifer and bull calves can be raised together until 2 months of age

 

Stage 2

 

 

39 days to 120 days old

Tend-R-Leen® Grower Formula:  2 lbs./hd/day

180 pounds

 

Free choice dry whole shell corn

 

 

At 120 days the steer will weigh approximately 350 lbs.

 

Stage 3

 

 

120 days to finish

Tend-R-Leen® Ultra Finisher

1 1/2 lbs./hd/day

457 pounds

 

Free choice dry whole shell corn

 

 

Free choice trace mineral salt

 

The Tend-R-Leen® Program

Providing the lowest cost per pound of gain since 1963.

The Tend-R-Leen® program, first introduced in 1963, created the concept of no-roughage feeding for dairy and beef steers. Today, over forty years later, the program has fed over 10 million steers and is the dominant leader in economic return for the producer.

The program is based on obtaining market weight within 12 months, creating a fully lean carcass.

It is ideal for existing dairy operations, as well as retired dairy producers, commercial feedlots, and calf growers. The Tend-R-Leen® program offers producers a tested method to significantly supplement cash flow and operation returns with low inputs.

Tend-R-Leen Features:

  • Over 40 years of proven success from coast to coast.

  • Over 10 million steers fed on the Tend-R-Leen®. program.

  • Lowest cost per pound of gain from the farm to the feedlot.

  • The simplest program requiring no grinding or processing of corn.

  • Less equipment and labor required.

  • Easily adapt an existing facility to fit program.

  • Up to 50% less manure.

  • Average daily gains up to 3.2 pounds or better.

  • Less than 6:1 feed to gain ratio from birth to market.

  • Less than 7:1 feed to gain ration for heavy short-term cattle.

  • Cattle yield high quality, lean, tender meat that meets consumer and packers demands.

  • No competitive program has every been able to document research and results that beat the Tend-R-Leen® progra m.

 The Tend-R-Leen Program

Stage 1:  Birth - weaning Feed Amount
Birth to 3 days old Colostrum  
     

3 days to 38 days old

(100-130 lbs.)

Tend-R-Leen® milk replacer 35 pounds
  Free choice Tend-R-Leen® calf starter 50 pounds
     
Stage 2:  Growing phase    

39 days to 120 days old

(130-346 lbs.)

Tend-R-Leen® grower formula (2 lbs./hd/day) 180 pounds
  Free choice dry whole shell corn 520 pounds (<10 bushels)
     
Stage 3:  Finishing phase    

120 days to finish

(347 - 1297 lbs.)

Tend-R-Leen® finisher (1 1/2 lbs./hd/day) 457 pounds
  Free choice dry whole shell corn 4,929 pounds (88 bushels)
  Free choice trace mineral salt  

 

 

 

Why the Tend-R-Leen Program Works

Top three reasons

1)  Increase efficiency and gains

2) Scratch factor keeps the rumen wall in good condition

3) Reduction in liver abcesses

The science behind feeding whole shelled corn.

The goal of a no-roughage feeding program is to convert a ruminant animal into a simple stomach animal. Simple stomach animals, such as hogs, are more efficient at converting grain to weight gain.

Ground, cracked or flaked corn has a lot of surface area for bacteria to work on. Whole grain chewed into a few large pieces has less surface area, so much of it passes through the rumen to the intestine before bacteria are able to break it down. The grain starch that passes to the intestine in cattle is then digested almost identical to the way it’s digested in the hog intestine.

Although 2 to 4% of the kernels pass through undigested, research trials show higher efficiency of grain utilization when whole grain is fed in low or no-roughage rations. The improved efficiency of feeding whole shelled corn outweighs the smaller amount of whole kernels that are not digested.

Since rumen digestion is reduced, the animal is not required to consume roughage. The animal’s natural buffering ability and Tend-R-Leen supplements are able to maintain good condition in the animal. Actually, if a small amount of roughage is fed, it is not utilized by the cattle.

The large corn particles provide the scratch factor needed to keep the rumen wall in good condition and helps keep liver abscesses to a minimum.

Tips for whole corn, no-roughage feeding.

Feed protein and mineral products designed for a no-roughage feeding program.

Maintain feed bunk or feeder to insure cattle have access to feed at all times and routinely clean out feeders and bunks, so feed intake and digestion remains uniform.

 

 

We reserve the right to change product specifications at any time.  The information contained here is reasonably accurate at the time of posting, however  we rely on the warranty and product specifications on the products themselves, not the information on the site.   Tend-R-Leen® is a trademark of Domain, Inc. registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Copyright ©  2010 Tend-R-Leen®.  All rights reserved.