Creep Feeding Tips | Living the Country Life

Creep Feeding Tips

Creep feeding your calves prior to weaning may add pounds to your calves

Creep feeding your calves prior to weaning may add pounds to your calves, help them transition during weaning and relieve lactation stress for your cows.  Planning ahead and following a few easy tips can help make your creep feeding program a success. 

Creep Feeding Program Tips:

  • Plan what type of creep feeding program you will use and the equipment needed for it
  • Start your creep feeding program when your calves are approximately at 2-3 months of age
  • Locate the feeder where cows gather one or more times a day– near feeding grounds, shade, water, and salt. Scatter hay near the creep and inside the pen to coax calves to enter
  • Continue your creep feeding program until weaning


Purina convenient feeding programs

Purina All Natural Stocker Grower for creep feeding helps increase lean weight gain for calves, which builds muscle and skeleton, not fat. 

Visit your local Purina retailer or dealer to learn more or to purchase Purina All Natural Stocker Grower.


Download a free Spring Feeding Guide and valuable Purina Coupons

Learn more:

To learn more and pose your own questions about cattle, Purina and your farm, visit

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Due to factors outside of Land O’Lakes Purina Feed’s control and because of market uncertainties, individual results to be obtained, including but not limited to financial performance, profits, losses or otherwise, cannot be predicted or guaranteed by Land O’Lakes Purina Feed

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