At Maxum Animal Nutrition we specialise in the manufacture of calf milk replacers. Aside from using a high quality CMR, there are a number of other key elements you need to address in your calf rearing program to ensure you achieve the best possible results. Dairy Australia outlines these in their ‘Rearing Healthy Calves’ handbook as:
MaxCare CMR has been formulated to maximise your calf health, growth and performance from day three onwards. Prior to this, it is essential you practise proper colostrum management to ensure your calves reach their full potential.
A good strategy can be to feed twice daily in the first week, then once daily in later weeks, enabling close monitoring in the early stages.
Mix 125 grams MaxCare CMR per litre of finished mix, then combine with whole milk to reach desired feed volume.
Mix up to 125 grams MaxCare CMR per litre of whole milk/CMR mix – ensure you understand the requirements of the calf, your growth rate targets and the nutrient density of the whole milk when selecting fortifying feed rates.