A Simple, Natural Approach
What cattle eat is very important to us. We keep a cattle nutritionist on call to formulate rations that best meet the needs of our diverse groups of cattle from the precondition side to the feed yard. We aim to give the animals the nutrition to reach their full potential. Working with local farmers and commodity producers we strive to formulate efficient and cost-effective rations. We have a dedicated crew of feeders that are responsible for mixing their own rations and feeding their assigned pens daily. Using the same equipment (feed trucks and wagons) and drivers provides consistency and familiarity to the employee and cattle. The main goal is to reduce stress on the animals, keeping them calmer and on a predictable routine.
A Strong Team
Quincey Cattle employs a team of experienced cattle professionals that work in harmony for the good of the cattle.
The on-site feed mill and utilization of local commodities means that we know the ingredients and processes before even being brought on the premises.
A Healthy Environment
Cattle are on grass pastures, maintaining a healthier lower dust environment
We custom-feed cattle with the flexibility to meet ranchers’ unique goals.
The Quincey Programs
Our focus in this program is to prepare calves for their next destination, be it onto grazing or a feedyard. The preconditioning phase is considered the most stressful period of a calf’s life, with the removal from the dam, adjustments to feeding conditions, it takes a team approach to accomplish. Our team is committed to the health, nutrition and environment to care for the cattle in our charge.
Feed to Harvest Program
We have the unique opportunity to retain cattle to harvest right here in our home state of Florida. We feed conventional and natural programs.
We are a GAP 4 Certified cow-calf producer, backgrounder and Feedyard.
Heifer and Bull Development
Through consultation with nutritionists and reproductive specialists we target feed through the weaning and development stages.
We have the infrastructure to facilitate examinations, pregnancy checking, breeding soundness exams.
Early Wean Program
It is no secret, heifer development is a very challenging segment of our industry, especially when it comes to rebreeding for a second calf. Early weaning is a strategic tool that can be used to increase reproductive success of these females.
“Early Weaning allows you to focus on the replacement female’s success on your operation… redirecting nutrients to development and conception.”
We are sure you may be concerned about the calves themselves. While they still have a high nutrient requirement, they no longer need milk to acquire those nutrients after 40 days of age and can be transitioned to feed and forage. Our suggested early wean calf age is 90-120 days of age, their length of feeding depends on your marketing strategies. We can to take these calves to five hundred pounds and market, retain them to 750 pounds and market as feeder cattle, or even the option to feed until harvest.
In order to take full advantage of an early wean program, it is critical to wean calves at 70-90 days of age. This facilitates a post-partum interval that is beneficial to the female’s reproductive health and allows time for nutrient flow to go from lactation to further maturity and development prior to breeding season.
Herd health is an important aspect of all weaning programs. We recommend vaccinating calves prior to arrival at QCC. Although these calves have passive immunity from their dam, the vaccine will initiate the immune building processes in their naïve immune system. We also recommend castration and dehorning prior to arrival with pre-weaning vaccinations to allow time for the animals to cope with the stress while still nursing their dams, but these practices can be facilitated at QCC.
Stop by and see for yourself.
We would to love to give you a tour of our operation and discuss how Quincey can work with you and your cattle operation.
Call us to schedule a visit. (352) 493-4824