Nutrias Nutri Start Calf Milk Replacer 20kg

Nutrias Nutri Start Calf Milk Replacer 20kg

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At Nutrias we understand that good calf rearing is the foundation on which a profitable farming system is built and that the development of a calf in early life underpins its production potential later on in life.

Back to basics of Calf Nutrition…

Recent research has shown that non-limiting growth of young ruminants improves productivity in mature stages of life. Therefore, it is important to supplement calves using appropriate dietary supplements to capture feed efficiencies early in life and capitalise on genetic potential and ultimately profitability!

Nutristart Calf Milk Replacer

Based on calf nutrition, Nutristart is formed on 100% milk protein of which 60% comes from full fat skim powder matching perfectly to the calves dietary requirements and digestive enzymes early in life. Thus, biological availability allows for non-limiting growth rates, maximum utilisation of protein and value for ingredients for all calf rearing systems.

Importance of protein for heifer rearing:

Rapid growth rates are desirable on many replacement farms. It is important to remember that the faster an animal’s growth rate the more risk of fat deposition. If growth targets are high the source and availability of protein is essential to avoid fat deposition in heifer’s mammary gland up to puberty which may inhibit milk production later in life. 

Nutristart Calf Milk Replacer is the ideal substitute for cow’s milk, formulated for ease of adaption, calf immunity, maximum availability and efficient performance. Suitable for once a day feeding, conventional feeding systems and automatic calf feeders.

Download Nutri Start Calf Milk Replacer Information Leaflet



Directions for Use

The ideal mixing temperature 40 - 45°

  • Mixing too hot damages proteins
  • Mixing too cold can cause poor solubility of  powder

 Mixing rate

  • Essential to mix powder and water to MAKE a litre of finished CMR (140g powder to create a litre of finished CMR)
  • Incorrect mixing rate causes dilution and reduced thrive
  • We want to feed milk solids (840 g / calf per day) not excess water

Calf milk replacer needs to get into the abomasum

  • Calves should be fed with heads up to mimic suckling a cow
  • If calves fed on floor the oesophageal groove closes and milk goes to rumen (causing upsets and poor thrive)

Calves healthier fed twice a day

  • Less pressure to get intake
  • Increase total intake
  • Allows for more natural rumen development
  • More representative of nature

Warm milk the better option

  • Cold milk requires energy to bring to rumen temperature
  • This reduces thrive and adds a stress to a calf
  • More risk of disease and stomach ulcers with ice cold milk

Dealing with young calves requires a lot of management

  • Calves require to be trained on an automatic feeder by suckling on teats
  • Ideally calves should be at least 10 days old before introduction to an automatic feeder

Consistency is key

  • Calves are open to problems and need as little stress as possible
  • Consistent feeding pattern, mixing rate and milk temperature very important
  • Fresh concentrates will enable a successful rumen development and keep thrive maximised through the weaning proces

Additional Considerations

  • Introduce Nutrias Calf Crunch from day 5
  • Introduce high quality fresh hay or staw from day 10
  • Clean fresh water should be available at all times
  • Feed only freshly mixed drinks
  • Suitable for automatic feeders 

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