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Springer 16 Feed

The good health of mother and calf are essential for a successful dairy farm. 

With a specialised blend of ingredients, Reid Stockfeeds’ Springer 16 Feed is formulated specially for dairy cows in the last three weeks of pregnancy. 

The cereal grains, protein sources, trace minerals and anionic salts in this feed combine to result in less complicated births and a healthier post-delivery period.

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Springer 16 Specifications

Why It Works
Springer Diet Targets
Bag Size
Storage Advice
Product Warnings
Springer 16 vs Springer 20

Spring 16 feed is created from a consistent blend of wheat, barley, maize, lupins, peas, canola meal, soybean meal, canola oil, Molofos ®, anionic salts, flavours, vitamins and minerals.

Why It Works

Springer 16 is an excellent investment for optimising dry matter intakes (DMIs) pre/post calving, and enhancing milk production.


Springer 16 feed encourages healthy mother and calf by acting to :

  • Optimise dry matter intake pre/post calving, which is important in minimising the rate of body condition loss.
  • Increase post-calving oestrus activity and six-week in-calf rates.
  • Improve time to peak milk and total lactation performance.
  • Reduce the incidence of clinical and subclinical milk fever, ketosis, retained foetal membranes, metritis, displaced abomasums (DAs) and mastitis.
Springer Diet Targets

For a healthier herd, aim to ensure your Springers’ diets include*: 

14-16% CP
100-120MJ ME/cow/day
>36% total NDF
12-15kg DMI

*These are a guide only and may vary depending on live weight and production targets

Bag Size

Reid Stockfeeds Springer 16 is available in 20kg bags, 800 kg and Bulk

Storage Advice

Store in a cool dry location, away from vermin and use within six months of manufacture.

Product Warnings
  • Reid Stockfeeds Spring 16 feed is advised to be fed following feeding directions on this page. 
  • Do not feed a pregnant cow Springer 16 feed for more than five weeks
  • Do not dilute with other feed without seeking professional advice. 
  • Do not feed Reid Stockfeeds Spring 16 feed to horses or dogs.
Springer 16 vs Springer 20

In order to meet crude protein and DCAD requirements, if your cows are on pasture and/or are getting silage and pasture hay, we recommend Springer 16 (3kg/ha/day). 

If they are on a cereal hay only diet, Springer 20 is recommended (4 kg/cow/day). 

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The Best For Mother and Calf

Improve live birth rates and ensure newborn cows thrive with this high quality dairy cow feed.

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Why Feed Reid?

Higher live birth rates give you a more productive, more profitable dairy farm. 

Our Springer 16 Feed is strategically created to ensure successful, healthy deliveries as well as high volume postnatal milk production. 

Springer 16 Guidelines

Follow these instructions for the best health during the final stages of pregnancy:

  • Feed Reid Stockfeeds Springer 16 for a minimum of 21 days prior to calving.
  • Feed Springer 16 at a rate of 3kg per cow per day with ad lib access to good quality cereal or pasture hay, and a small amount of pasture (if available).
  • Keep Springer 16 as fresh as possible to reduce the chance of it becoming stale or contaminated.
  • Cows and heifers should have constant access to fresh, clean water. This can aid in increasing dry matter intake of all feeds.
  • After calving, remove Springer 16 from the diet and feed a fresh cow ration specifically customised by a Reid Stockfeeds nutritionist.

Key Ingredients

Springer 16 feed contains the following:  

– True protein sources such as lupins, canola meal and soybean meal to:

  • Get the new mother’s udder ‘in the mood’ to make milk by supplying it with high quality amino acids
  • Drive appetite so that cows are healthy and produce good volumes of milk after pregnancy
  • Increase muscle tone, calf vitality and colostrum quality

– Adequate starch from sources such as wheat, barley and maize:

  • For rumen adaptation and papillae growth
  • To meet higher starch needs post-calving
  • To increase energy density of the springer diet and get insulin working

– High levels of magnesium for:

  • Upregulation of parathyroid hormone (PTH) 
  • Improved mobilisation of calcium from the bones 
  • Absorption of calcium from the diet.

– High levels of the trace minerals copper, zinc, selenium, manganese, cobalt, iodine.

– Low DCAD for metabolic acidification to reduce the risk of milk fever.

Important Information

The optimal time to feed a pre-calving transition diet is 3-4 weeks. 

Accuracy around calving dates can be important, as feeding Springer 16 for more than five weeks may actually increase the risk of milk fever.

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To ensure an even healthier herd, Reid Stockfeeds nutritionists can also customise feed for pregnant and post-natal cows as full finished feeds, protein feeds or concentrate rations.

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