December 2015
Product Spotlight

Brood Cow Supplement

We’re in the throes of the winter feed season again. Dry weather this fall caused our pastures to mature early and decrease in the quality our cows need to maintain body condition going into winter. Many of us are facing the fact that we missed a cutting of hay either this summer or early fall. Much of the hay harvested has lower protein and lower energy levels than is optimal for cows that are trying to nurse a calf.

We have just the right puzzle piece to fit into the nutritional gaps in your winter feed program. Brood Cow Supplement is a textured feed containing multiple energy and protein sources, cottonseed hulls to slow passage rate and improve absorption, as well as vitamins, chelated trace minerals and GHP2 gut health pack to bind up toxins in forages.

Energy is more critical than protein for keeping body condition on cattle in the winter. Brood Cow Supplement contains steam-flaked corn for maximum energy digestion. This high energy level allows BCS to be fed at a low rate to save you money. It is designed to be fed in conjunction with your hay and STIMU-LYX tubs late in the feed season to give that extra energy boost your cows need. Feed at a rate of 3-7 pounds per head per day.

BCS has 13 percent protein and a high energy level, making it very flexible to feed cattle in all stages of growth. And feeding calves will help them grow into strong bulls and heifers. This product is much better than by-products, sweet feed or pellets to get the proper growth rate on your cattle.

John Sims is a products specialist for AFC’s Feed, Farm, Home department. He can be contacted at 256-260-3433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..