Late summer and early fall can be an exciting time for those in the cattle industry. In the cow-calf sector, you’re weaning spring born calves. It’s time to give those offspring the chance to perform on their own.
In the backgrounding and feeding segment, it’s receiving time. You’re getting in fresh groups of calves, some from various regions with high-risk backgrounds. Your goal is always to boost calf health and get these new calves to thrive.
Vita Charge Can Help with Calf Health
No matter what part of the beef business you are in, you want to get those calves in, get ‘em going and keep ‘em going. Fresh weaned calves and calves that are in a new environment are usually stressed. That’s how Vita® Charge® Cattle Drench can help. Vita Charge Cattle Drench is designed to support digestive health before, during and after challenges.
Keeping them eating and drinking are the first steps to a healthy herd. They are also the first steps to gaining. Gaining healthy, efficient pounds equals profitability.
Vita Charge Cattle Drench, often referred to as the “green stuff,” contains AO-Biotics® Amaferm®, a prebiotic research-proven to enhance digestibility. Added enzymes work with Amaferm to generate a more rapid digestive response. MOS (mannan-oligosaccharides) helps normalize gut microflora and support the immune system. MOS further supports a healthy, functioning immune system. Like all Vita Charge products, the cattle drench does not interfere with antibiotics.
“Taking a proactive approach with your animal health is a great management tool. Keeping Amaferm in their diet every day helps keep their gut healthy, and we know a healthy gut leads to overall increased health,” said Chris Cassady, Ph.D., BioZyme® Senior Manager of Beef Technical Sales.
Convenient to Use
BioZyme®, the makers of Vita Charge Cattle Drench, realizes that time is money. The company has conveniently packaged the drench in two sizes for both large and small operations.
- A 5-liter jug that can hang chute-side with a drench applicator attached.
- A smaller 32-ounce bottle
- Ideal for smaller operations, or for handy dosage if treating a calf.
With fresh weaned calves or calves that have been hauled, you want them to eat and drink as quickly as possible. That is why Vita Charge Cattle Drench is formulated to support calf health and help them recover quickly.
“That first week in the new feeding system is critical for profitability in these backgrounding/growing systems. The faster they get to eating, the quicker they gain. Also, don’t forget that Amaferm drives water intake too. Paying attention to proper hydration is critical to drive feed intake and maintain optimum health,” Cassady said.
What Vita Charge Users Have to Say
Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what Dakota Dalrymple, owner of 3D Cattle Co. in Enterprise, Alabama, has to say about Vita Charge.
“Any calf I get on the place gets a dose of the Vita Charge® Cattle Drench. I believe it promotes good gut health and helps gets the cattle going.”
“We’re the poster-child for buying high-risk mixed calves from stockyards and auction markets throughout the Southeast. Since we started giving our calves the Vita Charge Cattle Drench on arrival and any time we treat a calf, we have seen an increase in antibiotic response, with a decrease in death loss,” said Jeff Easterling, ranch manager at Jeff Parker Cattle in Mississippi.
Boost Calf Health with Vita Charge
The key to your herd’s success is to care for calf health. That means getting them to the water trough and to the feed bunk. Get ‘em in and get ‘em started with Vita Charge Cattle Drench.
BioZyme Supports Local Businesses
Does your local dealer not carry Vita Charge but you’d rather support them than buy online? We’ve got you covered. You can visit our site and refer a dealer to join our network.