What ProviCo products are you using and how are you using these products in your calf rearing system?
FortiMILK SOLUPLEX® Premium Liquid Whole Milk Additive. All calves receive fresh colostrum for the first 48 hours. For the next 14-16 weeks they are fed 2.5L to 3L of fresh milk daily. Limited milk feeding best suits our operation.
Fresh milk is supplemented with FortiMILK SOLUPLEX from week 1 – 10 using a syringe to precisely add the 20mL calf dose into each well within the 5 teat calf feeders.
Dose 20mL/calf/day for up to 10 weeks at which stage consumption of our custombabycalfrationprovidessufficientionophore(Bovatec)levels. We have one calf rearer – this ensures consistent TLC and attention to detail.
Calves have access to cereal hay and a custom grain mix from day 1 until weaning. Spring calves are housed for 12 to 16 weeks and then turned out onto pasture and quality hay/silage and grain fed at 1.3kg /calf/ day until the autumn break.
At the beginning of 2013 we introduced HEALTHY CALF MACRO to the custom grain mix. This premix was chosen because it also contains live microbials plus digestive enzymes to aid rumen development, digestion and feed efficiency in growing out our young stock.