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Sprayfo Red Calf Milk Replacer

Sprayfo Red Finisher Calf Milk Replacer

Sprayfo Red Finisher Calf Milk ReplacerSprayfo Red Finisher is a high quality non-curding whey based calf milk replacer (milk powder), suitable for feeding to calves from 14 days’ old.

  • Good quality whey calf milk replacer, for economical rearing
  • Can be fed to calves from 14 days’ old
  • Whey protein for faster digestion
  • Hydrolysed wheat protein aids digestibility
  • Contains soya protein (lower cost)
  • Dissolves easily, even in cold water
  • Superior suspension – won’t drop out of solution
  • Available in 20kg bags

 

Recommended feeding schedule

Always ensure each animal has adequate intake of colostrum in first 12 hours’ post birth (approx. 10% of its body weight).

Also, feed a minimum of 500g dry matter per calf per day.

You may choose to feed calves once daily or twice daily, depending on your operation and objectives. We recommend twice daily feeding for getting calves off to the best start – higher initial average daily gain (ADG) and a routine that’s closer to how a calf would naturally feed.

 

Advantages of twice daily feeding

  • Easier to feed larger total volume over two feeds
  • Can achieve higher initial average daily growth (ADG) rates due to the ability to feed larger total volume and grams/calf/day
  • More natural; closer to how a calf would feed from its mother

Twice a day feeding schedule

Age

Quantity

Mixing rate

Total CMR/day

0 – 4 days Colostrum    
5 – 14 days* 2 x 2 litres 125 – 150g /litre 500 – 600 grams Sprayfo Blue Premium*
15 – weaning 2 x 2.5 litres 125 – 150g /litre 625 – 750 grams Sprayfo Red Finisher
*SPRAYFO RED FINISHER IS SUITABLE FOR CALVES FROM 14 DAYS OLD ONLY

 

Advantages of once daily feeding

  • Faster rumen development
  • Less labour intensive
  • Nullify weaning ‘check’

Once a day feeding schedule

Age

Quantity

Mixing rate

Total CMR/day

0 – 4 days Colostrum    
5 – 14 days* 2 x 2 litre 125 – 150g /litre 500 – 600 grams Sprayfo Blue Premium*
15 – weaning 1 x 3 litre 200 – 250g /litre 600 – 750 grams Sprayfo Red Finisher
*SPRAYFO RED FINISHER IS SUITABLE FOR CALVES FROM 14 DAYS OLD ONLY

 

Mixing instructions

  • Always follow feeding instructions
  • Heat all required water to 40-42°C
  • Start stirring water, then slowly add milk replacer powder, mixing for 2 to 4 minutes*
  • Best drinking temperature 38-39°C

*Mix to make up a litre, NOT on top of a litre, eg. add 150g milk powder to 850mL water to make 1L milk replacer. This is an approximation

Weaning instructions

Weaning can start when animals are a minimum of 65kg, or are 25kg above birthweight AND consuming 1kg concentrates per animal per day:

  • Slowly reduce concentration of milk replacer in overall volume consumed over 1-2-week period
  • Continue feeding concentrates at 1-2kg per day for at least a month.
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