BENEFITS OF CALF
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.
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.
The effect of increasing ash content (%) in milk replacer (CMR) on the technical performance and health of rearing calves.
Technical bulletin on how to tackle lung problems with newborn calves.
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.
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?