Evaluate a dairy calf milk replacer program in 3 easy steps

Evaluate a dairy calf milk replacer program in 3 easy steps

Selecting the right milk replacer powder is only the start in feeding calves up to weaning at six to eight weeks of age.

Modern calf feeding is based on the success of the milk replacer program offered during the first 6 to 8 weeks of life, if only because feeding raw, natural milk remains an expensive proposition in most cases. If calves were left to their natural instincts, they would consume about 10 kilograms of milk per day, growing rapidly, efficiently and without scours. But that is seldom the case, especially with dairy calves, as milk prices remain (slightly) above those of a good quality milk replacer.