Creep-grazing for calves is an inexpensive way to provide extra nutrition and better gains. A few acres of annual lespedeza or even an old alfalfa field can provide an excellent creep pasture. Putting up a creep gate, or some sort of a gap that calves can enter through, will provide them access to a high-quality pasture and the opportunity to get extra nutrients.

If you're rotating cattle between pastures, put up a creep gate so that calves have access to the new pasture before the cows. The calves will clip off the top of the grass and clover which is a higher-quality diet. The cows can come in behind the calves and graze the remaining forage. This practice is called "forward creep-grazing."