How to fortify cow’s milk with Sprayfo Red Finisher Calf Milk Replacer
Fortifying whole milk is a great way to extend your colostrum and transition milk supplies, without taking milk from the vat.
Sprayfo Red Finisher Calf Milk Replacer is a quality, cost-efficient product which can be mixed with whole milk.
Fortifying whole milk has the following advantages:
Increasing vitamin and mineral content of the ration
Allows reduction of volume of milk fed - because the milk is more concentrated
Colostrum/transition milk can be used more efficiently over the whole calf rearing season.
To make up 100L of Sprayfo blend using the 8:4:1 formula
What you’ll need:
65L whole milk (can be colostrum or transition milk)
30L hot water (50°C-60°C)
7.5kg Sprayfo Red Finisher
Total mix = 167g/L (approx)
Make up blend immediately prior to feeding to ensure milk is warm for the best results.
- Measure out 30L hot water
- Add 7.5kg Sprayfo Red to the hot water and mix well
- Measure out 65L whole milk
- Add Sprayfo Red mixture to the whole milk
|0-4 days||Feed 2L maternal colostrum twice daily|
|4-14 days||Feed 2L Sprayfo blend twice daily|
|14 days to weaning||Feed 4-6L Sprayfo blend per day*|
* Ideally feed 2-2,5L twice daily, but can be fed once a day depending on circumstances.
To ensure dry matter intake is sufficient, a minimum of 4L per calf per day of this blend is required.
A good quality meal/pellets (with a cocciostat included) and fibre (such as straw or hay) should be fed ad-lib from birth.
Sprayfo Red Finisher
An economical whey calf milk replacer for rumen development pre-weaning