Fresh Start Heifer
A Concentrated Milk Powder for Heifers
New born calves – meeting their nutritional requirements.
Advantages of feeding calf milk replacer:
- Better Performance
- Reduced disease risk
- Continuity of Nutrition
- Higher viamins and minerals
- Accurate mixing
- Quicker weaning
- Once a day feedling from 28 days
After colostrum, the next critical feed for the new-born calf is milk. Like infants, new born calves have a requirement for milk in their diet until such time as their digestive system matures and they can digest more complex feeds. Young calves require energy for normal body functions such as digestion, respiration and heat production as well as for growth, and the energy available to the calf is directly proportionate to the supply of milk or milk replacer during the first few weeks.
Hygiene is vital for health livestock and optimising performance.
Many calves are lost through poor hygiene practices every year. Others will suffer reduced performance throughout their life as a consequence of diseases that can be controlled if hygiene management protocols are followed.
A calf that is fighting disease will not grow as effectively and costs are increased, as medicines are used to try and combat the problems. Good building hygiene, attention to air quality and disinfection of feeding equipment can contribute to reduced levels of scours, but, biosecurity is also important to reduce the risk of pathogens being introduced.