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- 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
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.