TYPE OF FEED: Milk-based creep feed for foals from 7 days to 4 months of age.
FORM OF FEED: 1/8th inch pellet & texturized
PACKAGING: 50 LB paper bags
Progressive’s FOALS FIRST® Starter & Creep is a highly digestible starter and creep
feed for foals. It contains a combination of the highest quality milk products, extruded
soybeans, steam rolled oats, vitamins and minerals for optimal growth and development.
Since it is formulated to complement mare’s milk, it supplies the nutrients that
diminish over time during lactation. As mare’s milk diminishes, foals require additional
nutrients to maintain optimal growth and development. FOALS FIRST® Starter & Creep
can be fed to complement mare’s milk or as a weaned foal diet up to 4 months of age.
FOALS FIRST® Starter & Creep can be used as a follow-up diet for orphans after feeding
FOALS FIRST® Milk Replacer Powder and/or Milk Pellets.
• Nutritionally balanced and formulated to complement mare’s milk.
• Advanced nutritional philosophy incorporated into palatable feed.
• Contains a combination of milk products, essential amino acids, fats, vitamins
• To be fed free choice to nursing foals from 1-week-old to weaning or to orphaned
or early-weaned foals 60-120 days of age.
• Formulated for optimal skeletal and muscle development.
• Convenient to feed.
• Researched and Proven
• Transition feed from milk to grain to complement changing enzymes.
• Contains a combination of milk sources for improved digestibility.
• Contains precooked extruded soybeans and steam-rolled oats for optimal digestion.
• Supplies vitamins and minerals for sound growth and development.
Crude Protein, min. 19.0%
Lysine, min. 1.25%
Crude Fat, min. 5.0%
Crude Fiber, max. 3.0%
Calcium, min. 0.80% max. 1.20%
Phosphorus, min. 0.70%
Copper (Cu) min. 30 ppm
Zinc (Zn) min. 140 ppm
Selenium (Se) min. 0.3 ppm
Vitamin A, min. 8,800 IU/lb
Vitamin D, min. 880 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min. 140 IU/lb
FOALS FIRST® Starter & Creep should be provided free-choice to nursing foals. Foals
should consume 1 pound of FOALS FIRST® Starter & Creep per 100 lb. body weight per
day. (A 200 lb. foal should eat 2 lb. of FOALS FIRST® Starter & Creep daily). FOALS
FIRST® Starter & Creep should be fed to foals up to 4 months of age.
For orphan foals 60-120 days of age, provide FOALS FIRST® Starter & Creep free-choice.
Foals will gradually increase the amount consumed per day. At 2 months of age, foals
with expected mature weight of 1100-1300 lbs., should consume 6 to 8 pounds/day.
At 3 months of age, they should consume 8 to 10 pounds/day.
Managing the Foal
The Foals First Starter & Creep feed is a milk-based feed, formulated for the young
foal with a monogastric digestive system. Let the foal eat as much of the Foals First
Starter & Creep, pellet or sweet feed, as they want until the foal is 4 months old
or their Body Condition Score exceeds 6. Between 3 to 4 months of age the foal’s
digestive enzymes are changing from lactase to maltase, and amylase, etc., and the
cecum will begin to function (ferment). These changes will allow the young foal to
digest cereal grains and forage (hay or pasture).
Age to Remove All Milk
At 4 months of age select a high quality weanling ration, formulated to be fed with
forages, and mix it 50/50 with Foals First Starter & Creep feed for one week. After
this, it is not necessary to feed milk to the weanling. This feeding program allows
the manager to follow the normal changes in the growing foal’s digestive system.
It will also promote optimal growth and maximum nutrient absorption, while reducing
the chance of digestive upsets.