Experienced calf rearers Dellwyn and Sheree Malcolm are trialling the latest calf milk replacer (CMR) to hit the New Zealand market – Sprayfo Delta Energised Calf Milk. Despite a season plagued with challenging weather conditions, they are very pleased with the growth of their calves and expect to wean two weeks earlier than previous years.
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New Sprayfo Delta Energised Calf Milk from AgriVantage provides New Zealand farmers with a highly digestible curding milk replacer inspired by whole milk. It is designed to support rapid early growth rates and optimal organ development.
Southlander Therase Scott has reared lambs and calves for 14 years. In 2017 she introduced Sprayfo Primo Lamb milk replacer to her lambs – to stop abomasal bloat – and she hasn’t looked back.
Northland Dairy Farmer Paula Summers describes herself as “a hygiene freak” and says that Stalosan F is an “absolutely brilliant” drying agent and biosecurity aid in the rearing shed.
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 […]
“I recommend Sprayfo Red as a quality and cost-effective milk replacer” Sanson Dairy Farmer Aaron Taylor rears approximately 450 calves annually with AgriVantage’s Sprayfo Red Finisher calf milk replacer (CMR). He’s used it for the last two seasons and will do the same this year, because Sprayfo Red proved to be much easier to use […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s a global standard that every calf needs a minimum of 100g IgG in the first feed.
To ensure IgG content of maternal colostrum is adequate, we recommend a brixmeter test which will show you the milk solid (MS) %.