The calves transitioned to Sprayfo Delta with no issues. Dairy farmer LeAnne Blakelok says she’s finally found a calf milk replacer (CMR) that has made calf rearing easy, the way it used to be. Based near Inglewood in the Taranaki, LeAnne and her partner Ian Powell milk 385 dairy cows and rear approximately 300 calves; […]
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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.
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.
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 […]
Texel sheep stud owner Elizabeth McEwan is rearing her lambs with new Launchpad18 colostrum powder along with Sprayfo Primo Lamb milk replacer this season. She’s exceptionally happy with the products and the progress of her lambs. The McEwans Texel Stud is on 50 acres near Ashburton. Here they run 200 breeding ewes and rear 20-30 […]
North Otago farmer Wayne Bugden is rearing 120 calves on AgriVantage’s Sprayfo Blue Premium calf milk replacer this season. With an added boost of Biopect, Wayne says the calves are off to an extra good start. Wayne switched to Sprayfo CMR based on his experience with Sprayfo Primo Lamb – which he used to rear […]
“Successful calf rearing depends on many factors, especially good nutrition” says Dr Bas Schouten, one of New Zealand’s renowned experts on animal rearing. “Our aim is to meet the energy requirements of our animals while they are totally reliant on milk. “At the same time, we want to encourage the early intake of concentrates and […]
Several customers, mostly lamb rearers have asked us “Why can’t you make Sprayfo here? Wouldn’t that solve the supply issues?” The fact is we have investigated manufacturing Sprayfo milk replacers in New Zealand as this would reduce lead times considerably. Unfortunately, it can’t be done. Why? The chief reason is that Sprayfo is a whey […]
Lamb rearers Luke and Rebecca Mahoney were sold on Sprayfo Primo Lamb after just one season, based on the performance of the lambs and the support they received from AgriVantage in achieving their rearing objectives. Based on a 1,200 acre block in Pahiatua, the Mahoney’s have been large-scale calf rearers for some time. 2017 was […]