Head Start

Beef cattle starter feed.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein not less than 13.0 %
Crude Fat not less than 1.0 %
Crude Fiber not more than 22.0 %
Calcium not less than 0.5 %
Calcium not more than 1.0 %
Phosphorus not less than 0.4 %
Salt not less than 0.25 %
Salt not more than 0.75 %
Potassium not less than 1.0 %
Selenium not less than 0.25 ppm
Vitamin A not less than 6,500 IU/lb
Vitamin D not less than 650 IU/lb
Vitamin E not less than 40 IU/lb

Feeding Instructions

Head Start is especially designed to be fed when starting cattle in the feedlot. It combines roughage, grain and supplement in a total ration.


Gradually adjust animals to full feed of Head Start. The target feeding rate should be 10 to 15 pounds per head per day depending on animal size. In an effort to minimize management problems, cattle on full feed may receive approximately 10% good quality grass hay in the ration.

Dividing the daily feed into two equal feedings is suggested. It is strongly recommended that this product be bunk fed. Adapting cattle to self-feeders requires additional management to reduce risk of bloat and other digestive disturbances. Because of this, self-feeding is a producer risk.

After the starting period, cattle should be switched to the roughage, grain and supplement which will be used for the balance of the feeding period. 

Contact your local CHS nutrition consultant for assistance in planning a feeding program to meet your specific needs.