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BENEFITS OF CALF

MILK REPLACER

Feeding modern high quality calf milk powder can result in higher growth rates, and can be more cost effective when compared to feeding whole cows milk.

Calf milk replacers can achieve higher growth rates through being:

  • Easier to digest: The ingredients and composition are specially designed with the digestive system of the calf in mind. Milk replacers have less fat than whole milk, and the fat is encased in protein with added vitamins and acids.

  • More nutritional: The powder is highly soluble in water allowing the calf to take in all ingredients to get the most nutritional value from the milk.

  • Earlier weaning: High consumption of concentrates produces faster growth rates, resulting in the rumen developing faster to enable earlier weaning

  • Guaranteed quality: Milk replacers always have stable quality and are rigorously tested through quality systems and certifications (HCCP, GMP, ISO, UFAS)

Please see our guide on how to maximise calf growth with calf milk replacer.

Calf Milk Replacers also have economical benefits:

  • Lower costs per litre: Premier Milk Replacers products are competitively priced, please phone for a quote

  • Lower risk of disease: Feeding milk replacers prevents the transfer of diseases from cow to calf e.g. para-tuberculosis

  • Convenience: Milk replacer can be fed at any time of day

  • Less effort: Using a milk replacer saves labour and time when using an automatic feeding system

  • Longer shelf life: Milk replacers can be stored for up to 12 months

Premier Milk Replacers offer a comprehensive range of high quality milk replacers to suit most calf rearing systems at competitive prices. For more information, please contact us.

Trials and Guides

To illustrate the benefits of calf and lamb milk replacer below are a series of trials and guides recently carried out by Schils.

Analysing the Numbers
October 2018

Trial illustrating the effect of an optimal content of protein and a balanced energy amount in milk replacer on the growth performance of rearing calves.  Growth of up to 1000 grams/day is possible.

Download study here (PDF).

Analysing the Numbers
May 2018

The effect of increasing ash content (%) in milk replacer (CMR) on the technical performance and health of rearing calves.

Download study here (PDF).

Analysing the Numbers
May 2017

Technical bulletin on how to tackle lung problems with newborn calves.

Download bulletin here (PDF).

Analysing the Numbers
January 2017

The first 4-5 weeks in a calf’s life is essential for the rest of its life.  Following this guide will assist in achieving the best results.

Download guide here (PDF).

Analysing the Numbers
September 2016

When we talk about the quality of milk replacers, we are actually talking about the production process and the raw materials from which the milk replacer is made. How can these raw materials influence the quality of the powder in solution and the results of the calves?

Download guide here (PDF).