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Fortify cows milk with CMR

PROFITABLE CALF REARING – Fortify cows milk with a CMR

Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage How to fortify cows’ milk with a CMR Fortifying whole milk with calf milk replacer (CMR) is a great way to extend your colostrum and transition milk supplies, without taking milk from the vat. Fortifying whole milk has the following advantages: Increasing vitamin and […]

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CMR vs Whole Milk

Have you done the math?

For many dairy farmers, it makes sense to feed calves on whole milk. And why not? It’s freely available and produced in house. But, with an increased payout forecast, feeding calves whole milk could be costing you more than you realise. Feeding a quality whey calf milk replacer is not only cheaper, it’s proven to […]

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New Zealand research into whey-based milk replacers

Apples and Oranges: New Zealand research into whey-based milk replacers does not reflect the performance of high-quality imported whey-based milk replacers.

Article supplied by Natalie Chrystal, Nutrition Consultant to AgriVantage If you have been reading the rural press in recent weeks it’s likely you are scratching your head at some of the claims which have been made about whole or skim milk replacers in comparison to whey based milk replacers. You may also be feeling a […]

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How important is curding for digestion of milk proteins

How important is curding for digestion of milk proteins?

What if I told you that approximately 25% of calves don’t produce a curd, even when fed a curding milk replacer. Article supplied by Natalie Chrystal, Nutrition Consultant to AgriVantage Optimising the management and nutrition of calves on dairy farms is essential to the long-term productivity of every dairy herd. Realising the importance of calf […]

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PROFITABLE CALF REARING – Weaning

Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage The transition from milk to grass In the early stages of a calf’s life, milk is digested in the fourth stomach (the abomasum). Only when the calf has a fully functional rumen and reticulum (the first two stomachs) can the transition from milk to […]

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Launchpad18 Colostrum

Why Launchpad18 is the best colostrum powder available

Quite simply, IgG delivers immunity and immunity is essential to survival. With a guaranteed 18 per cent IgG, AgriVantage Launchpad18 colostrum powder has at least 20 per cent more potential immunity than other powders on the market. That’s why it’s the best. Colostrum plays a vital role in neonatal health; providing high quality colostrum as […]

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The Scouring Calf Prevention and treatment

Profitable calf rearing Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage Prevention and treatment of scours A scouring calf is in grave danger. The physiological and pathological changes that are occurring in the gut are now well understood and can easily be summarised by the effect on the calf. These are (diarrhoea): […]

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The Scouring Calf – Diagnosis

Profitable calf rearing Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage Causes and diagnosis Without a doubt, dealing with scouring calves is the biggest challenge for the calf rearer, and the biggest threat to calf survival. Understanding the causes of neonatal diarrhoea (scours) is important, so that appropriate prevention and treatment can […]

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