MaxCare Finisher Milk Replacer

Formulated to meet the essential needs of your calves.

MaxCare Finisher is a milk replacer specifically formulated to meet the essential needs of your calves and a wide range of infant animals—a multi-species alternative and an economical choice that will deliver consistent results.

  • MaxCare® Finisher Contents

    Acidifiers - high concentrations of organic and inorganic acids incorporated to facilitate conditions in the stomach that are not conducive to the growth and proliferation of the bacterial pathogens helping to improve animal health. It also produces conditions that are more suited to the efficient digestion of the nutrients aiding improved growth rates.

    Amino Acids - calves have requirements of specific amino acids to optimize their growth and feed efficiency. MaxCare’s specific formulation addresses this requirement to deliver balanced essential protein to aid in efficient growth of you calves.

    Vitamins & Minerals - Specifically formulated to ensure optimum calf requirements are met to maximise growth, development and health of your calves. A balanced blend of organic and inorganic minerals.

  • MaxCare® Finisher Nutrition (Typical Analysis)
    Protein 23% Biotin 0.1 mg/kg
    Fat 20% Folic Acid 1.0 mg/kg
    Metabolisable Energy 19.2 MJ/kg Vitamin C 250 mg/kg
    Vitamin A 16,000 iu/kg Calcium 0.75%
    Vitamin D3 1,500 iu/kg DP (Digestible Phosphorus) 0.35%
    Vitamin E 60 mg/kg Sodium 0.18%
    Vitamin K3 5 mg/kg Zinc (organic & inorganic) 60 mg/kg
    Vitamin B1 5 mg/kg Manganese (organic & inorganic) 40 mg/kg
    Vitamin B2 18 mg/kg Iron (organic) 120 mg/kg
    Niacin (B3) 20 mg/kg Iodine 0.5 mg/kg
    Pantothenic (B5) 20 mg/kg Selenium 0.30 mg/kg
    Pyridoxine (B6) 6.5 mg/kg Copper 15 mg/kg
    Vitamin B12 0.08 mg/kg Antioxidant 5 mg/kg

    Definition of typical analysis. 

  • How to Prepare

     

    Add MaxCare Finisher CMR to half the required volume of fresh, clean water at 38 to 40°C. Mix until fully dissolved. Add water to required volume. Example: If mixing 2 litres – add 1 litre of water into mixing container, add 250 grams of MaxCare CMR, mix until dissolved, then add water to make mix up to 2 litres in total.

  • MaxCare® Finisher Feeding Guidelines

    Group Feeding Systems (group size > 10 calves or uncontrolled smaller group feeding):

    Calf age Twice daily feeding Once daily feeding*
    Day 1 Minimum of 4 Litres best quality colostrum ( ideally ≥22% Brix) as soon as possible after birth.
    Day 2-7 140^g/L: 1.5-2.5L per feed, max of 5L/day 140g/L: 1.5- 2.5 L per feed, max 2.5L/day
    Day 8-21 140g/L:  2.5-3L per feed, max 6L/day 140g/L: 2.5-4 L per feed, max 4L/day
    Day 22-49 140g/L: 3-3.5L per feed, max 7L/day 140g/L: 4-4.5L per feed, max 4.5L/day
    Day 50 - weaning 140g/L: taper volume by 0.5L/day dependent on calf starter consumption. 140g/L: taper volume by 0.5L/day dependent on calf starter consumption.

    *Once daily feeding in large group feeding systems is limited by physical capacity to consume milk, thus growth rates may be adversely affected especially in the first 4 weeks of life when calf starter consumption is negligible. ^140g/L is approximately 12.6% total solids.

     

    Individual Feeding Systems (group size < 10 calves with partitioned feeders or feeding stalls/head bails):

    Calf age Twice daily feeding Once daily feeding
    Day 1 Minimum of 4 Litres best quality colostrum ( ideally ≥22% Brix) as soon as possible after birth.
    Day 2-7 160g*/L: 1.5-2L per feed, max of 4L/day 160g/L: 1.5- 2.5L per feed, max 2.5L/day
    Day 8-21 160g/L:  2.5-3L per feed, max 6L/day 160g/L: 2.5-3.5L per feed, max 3.5L/day
    Day 22-49 160g/L: 3L per feed, max 6L/day 160g/L: 3.5L per feed, max 3.5L/day
    Day 50 - weaning 160g/L: taper volume by 0.5L/day dependent on calf starter consumption. 160g/L: taper volume by 0.5L/day dependent on calf starter consumption.

    *160g/L is approximately 14.4% total solids.

     

    Auto-feeder Systems:

    Calf age Twice daily feeding Once daily feeding
    Day 1 Minimum of 4 Litres best quality colostrum ( ideally ≥22% Brix) as soon as possible after birth.
    Day 2-7 140*g/L: max 1.5-2.5L per feed, return time of 1.5-2 hours, min 4L/day, max 4.5L/day
    Day 8-21 140g/L: max 2.5-3L per feed, return time of 1.5-2 hours, min 4L/day, max 6L/day
    Day 22-49 140g/L: max 3L per feed, return time of 1.5-2 hours, min 4L/day, max 8L/day
    Day 50 - weaning 140g/L: max 3L per feed, return time of 2-3 hours, taper volume by 0.5-1.0L per day dependent on calf starter consumption.

    *140g/L is approximately 12.6% total solids.

     

    Fortified Milk Feeding Guidelines:

    Fortified milk should only be used in individual feeding systems (stall, headbails) or small feeding groups of < 10 calves with partitioned feeders and attentive staff. The following guidelines are suggested feeding programs only. For specific nutritional advice discuss a tailored program with your veterinarian and MaxCare provider.

    Calf age Twice daily feeding Once daily feeding
    Day 1 Minimum of 4 Litres best quality colostrum ( ideally ≥22% Brix) as soon as possible after birth.
    Day 2-7 30g/L: 1.5-2L per feed, max of 4L/day 30g/L: 2- 2.5L per feed, max 2.5L/day
    Day 8-21 30g/L:  2-2.5L per feed, max 5L/day 30g/L: 2.5-3.0L per feed, max 3.0L/day
    Day 22-49 30g/L: 3L per feed, max 6L/day 30g/L: 3.0-3.5L per feed, max 3.5L/day
    Day 50 - weaning 30g/L: taper volume by 0.5L/day dependent on calf starter consumption. 30g/L: taper volume by 0.5L/day dependent on calf starter consumption.

    *Once daily feeding of fortified milk is limited by physical capacity and the risk of abomasal bloat syndrome. ^30g/L milk is approximately 15.0% total solids.