How to get pre-weaned calves to consume more starter feed

How to get pre-weaned calves to consume more starter feed

Dry starter feed promotes the development of the rumen in dairy calves. (Andrea Gantz | Flickr)

The importance of starter feed intake remains undervalued, whereas that of milk or milk replacer is overemphasized at the expense of efficiency and long-term performance.

The most straightforward answer to this question is to increase ingestion of nutrients. And, what better vehicle for this purpose than the milk or milk replacer offered to pre-weaned calves?

Read the full article at: Feed Strategy | October 2020