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   Feed for Growth  

  • Consistency in feeding is critical to success
              - Feeding amounts
              - Feeding process
  • Key development takes place in the milk fed phase
              - Right product with right ingredients
  • Feed for high growth and get the benefits!

 

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 Feed for Growth

 

Modern calf milk replacer formulation is becoming more sophisticated and multi-functional – so much so that there should always be a quality nutrition product available that is right for your calves.CMR Pack Shots Grouped Ireland

For great results on any calf unit, it’s important to invest wisely in a proven milk formula product for the crucial pre-weaning period. It’s also worth following a few simple practical steps on farm to make the most of your investment, says Volac research scientist Dr Jessica Cooke.

Research clearly shows the benefits, in terms of cow fertility, longevity and lifetime milk production, of hitting growth targets and calving down close to 24 months of age,” she says.

“We know that feeding a good heifer calf up to 900g (750g minimum) of performance-formulated milk powder daily is needed to meet optimum rearing targets – and absolutely crucial if you want to calve heifers down with adequate body size at 24 months. But more importantly, after ensuring newborn calves have received enough high-quality colostrum, we also know feeding modern dairy calves to this level makes sound economic sense.”

Dr Cooke adds that feeding higher milk replacer levels helps ensure more heifers calves close to 24 months which in turn leads to more heifers reaching a second lactation. Heifers only become profitable halfway through lactation two so it is essential that heifers reach at least second lactation. So, providing the necessary nutrition to sustain rapid growth rates (>750g per day) during the first two months of life should not only result in more efficient and economical heifer rearing, but also deliver greater lifetime milk output when these replacement animals join the milking herd.

“Research has shown that there is a large amount of important early life development in the pre-weaned phase. The develop- ment of both mammary cells and the gut – and metabolic programming – all take place during this crucial early life period, so feeding high levels of milk replacer enables us to take full advantage. It’s also the time when feed conversion efficiency is at its highest, so choose your milk replacer wisely. There are even milk formulas available now, such as Volac’s Imunogard® for dairy farms struggling to manage persistent digestive disturbances in their calves.”

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The cost effective solution
  • A carefully selected blend of Imunopro®
  • Specially designed for beef or mixed enterprises
  • For non-replacement animals
  • Gardion and butyrate health packages
  • Elevated leucine
  • Designed to drive 750g growth per day
  • Protein 20%
  • Fat 20%
  • Sugar 46.5%
  • Minerals 5.5%
  • Other (includes moisture, vitamins, residual carbohydrates, and feed additives) 8%
  • Mixing rate – 125 grams of powder mixed with water to make 1 litre of mixed milk.
  • Maximum temperature of water 40 degrees
  • Store in a cool dry place, re-close bag top securely after use

Olympian Volac

 

Blossom Easymix 644x314

The tried and trusted performer
  • Tried and trusted performance
  • Great results every time
  • High Imunopro® content
  • Gardion® health package
  • Higher levels of leucine
  • Energy 14.85 Mj ME at feed rate of 750g/d
  • Drives 750g growth per day
  • Protein 25%
  • Fat 17%
  • Sugar 46%
  • Minerals 7.5%
  • Other includes moisture, vitamins, residual carbohydrates and feed additives 4.5%
  • Mixing rate – 125 grams of powder mixed with water to make 1 litre of mixed milk.
  • Maximum temperature of water 40 degrees
  • Store in a cool dry place, re-close bag top securely after useaximum temperature of water 40 degrees

Blossom Easymix Volac

 

Golden Maverick Hi Spec 598x314

The tried and trusted performer
  • Tried and trusted performance
  • Great results every time
  • High Imunopro® content
  • Gardion® health package
  • Higher levels of leucineEnergy 15.2 Mj ME at feed rate of 750g/d
  • Drives 750g growth per day
  • Protein 23%
  • Fat 20%
  • Sugar 45%
  • Minerals 8%
  • Other includes moisture, vitamins, residual carbohydrates and feed additives 4%
  • Mixing rate – 125 grams of powder mixed with water to make 1 litre of mixed milk.
  • Maximum temperature of water 40 degrees
  • Store in a cool dry place, re-close bag top securely after use

Golden Maverick AAA

Heiferlac 648x314

When only the best will do
  • Maximum Imunopro® content for long-term performance
  • Maximum programming and maximum growth
  • Ideal for Pedigree and high EBI herds
  • Gardion® health package
  • Highest leucine level
  • Energy 17.7 Mj ME at feed rate of 900g/d
  • Drives 900g growth per day
  • Protein 26%
  • Fat 16%
  • Sugar 48%
  • Minerals 7%
  • Other includes moisture, vitamins, residual carbohydrates and feed additives 3%
  • Mixing rate – 150 grams of powder mixed with water to make 1 Litre of mixed milk.
  • Maximum temperature of water 40 degrees
  • Store in a cool dry place, re-close bag top securely after use

Golden Maverick AAA

 Calf milk replacer feeding guidelines

  • All calves must receive at least 10% of birthweight (minimum 3 litres) of good quality colostrum within the first 6 hours of life (ideally within 2 hours).
  • Calves should weigh at least double their birth weight and be eating a minimum of 1.5kg of dry feed per day for 3 consecutive days before weaning.
  • Ensure all feeding equipment is thoroughly washed daily to prevent the build-up of biofilms.
  • When using a new batch of milk replacer check the weight of scoop of powder and / or recalibrate your machine to ensure that the correct concentration of milk is being fed
  • During periods of cold weather, it is recommended to increase the amount of powder fed daily either by concentration or volume of milk. Aim to feed an additional 100g of milk solids per 10 degrees Celsius drop below thermoneutral temperature (10-20 degrees Celsius)
  • Temperature matters - Water used to mix milk replacer should always be below 45°C – otherwise you’ll damage the proteins which are essential to calf performance. Milk should be fed at a consistent temperature of between 37-39°C - a consistent temperature helps ensure a good oesophageal groove closure which channels milk into the abomasum. The spillage of milk into the rumen will increase the risk of scours, resulting in poor growth.
  • Concentration Be consistent in your mix – you can use any concentration between 10 and 15% solids, but once you’ve chosen do not vary that concentration. To mix your milk correctly use scales to weigh the milk powder accurately. For a concentration of 12.5% solids, use 125g of powder to 875ml water to make up 1 litre of mixed milk. Using a full litre of water will lead to a weaker (11.1%) milk concentration. Take half the water (below 45°C) and add all the powder; whisk until smooth, add the rest of the water and whisk again. Check temperature (between 37-39°C) and feed.

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