Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products advises producers who are evaluating their milk replacer options to look first at plane of nutrition, not medication. A full potential feeding program, including a 28% protein, 20% fat milk replacer with soluble fiber technology along with a high protein, highly palatable calf starter will provide calves the nutrition they need to ward off disease challenges and grow to their potential.
“Producers should look to nutrition and nutritional technologies that have a proven track record of having a positive impact on the heath of a calf,” Earleywine stresses. “Feeding calves to their potential will not only improve their ability to ward off disease, but these calves also have the potential to reach breeding and freshening targets earlier, produce more milk in their first lactation, and achieve a lifetime of better performance. Remember, there is no second chance to feed calves right.”