Calf Starter Feed (19.50% Crude Protein – 2850 Kcal Metabolizable Energy/kg)
Calf Starter Feed is a concentrate feed, which provides protein, energy, and other nutrients at optimum levels for the growth and development of calves from 5 days of life until the end of 3 months of age.
Raw Materials Used for the Production of Calf Starter Feed
Calf Starter Feed is manufactured from corn, barley, corn gluten, soybean meal (46% crude protein), canola meal, sunflower meal (36% crude protein – dehulled), dried distillers grain with soluble (DDGS), and wheat bran.
Raw Materials NOT Used for the Production of Calf Starter Feed
Wheat (causes rumen lactic acidosis due to faster starch digestion), urea (NPN), ammonium sulphate (NPN), sunflower hulls, sunflower meal (28% crude protein), animal byproducts, all food industry wastes (biscuits, pastry, chocolates, chips, nuts, etc.) are not used in the manufacturing of Manav Yem products.
Advantages of Use
Produced from quality protein and energy sources, which provide a nice aroma and flavor and it is willingly consumed by calves.
Manufactured from quality protein, energy, and the premix of vitamins and minerals, which as a whole results in fast growth and development.
Stimulates rumen development, which improves feed efficiency in calves.
Stimulates fast growth and development, which then allows early weaning of calves.
Prevents the development of rumen lactic acidosis and thereby of scours, which adversely affect growth performance due to the safe grain (slowly digested) sources.
With quality premix of vitamins and minerals, supports the immune system, thereby improves calf health and growth performance and provides protection against diseases.
Metabolic or digestive problems caused by toxins do not develop in calves fed with Calf Starter Feed.
Recommendations for Use
Is used for newborn calves from 5 days of life until the end of 3 months of age.
Can be used for calves raised in dairy, breeding, or beef cattle farms.
Calves should be fed with milk or milk replacers at 9-10% of body weight. Overconsumption of milk reduces the interest of calves for solid feeds, which in turn slows down the physical and metabolic development of the rumen and weight gain.
Roughage (ryegrass, vetch hay, etc.) should be included in starter feed at a level of 5-10% to prevent metabolic problems (ruminal lactic acidosis and bloat), which occur after the excessive consumption of concentrate feeds and to enhance physical (muscularity) development of the rumen.
Calves should have free access to fresh starter feed. Orts or dirty feeds should be removed from the feeders. Clean and fresh drinking water should freely be available to calves.
Care should be paid to the consumption of early or late-harvested alfalfa since scours may develop as a result of the intake of low-quality alfalfa hay. Very low-quality roughage like straw should not be preferred in the starter growth phase.
Calves should be fed with calf starter feed 90 days after birth.