It is very important to introduce concentrates to a calf’s diet within the few days of life, according to David Magee M.Agri.Sc – Ruminant Nutritionist at Kiernan Milling.
The intake of concentrates assists with the development of the rumen – which is undeveloped at birth.
Milky Calf Starter Pencils
Kiernan Milling’s Milky Starter Calf Pencils is an 18% high-energy/protein nut – suitable for feeding from 3 days of age until 6-months of age.
The product contains live yeast to aid the development of the rumen, stabilise rumen conditions and to enhance nutrient absorption and encourage intake.
It also contains whey to ease the tradition at weaning from milk to concentrates and to stimulate intake; full-fat soya maximises the available protein and the energy density of the nut.
To find out more about successful calf rearing programmes, contact Kiernan Milling
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