Milk replacers for calves: skim milk vs. whey

Milk replacers for calves: skim milk vs. whey

The two major dairy products used in commercial calf milk replacers today are skim milk and sweet whey. (NatalliaS | BigStock.com)

Why are skim milk-based replacers thought to be superior when whey-based products can perform as well or better?

Milk replacers for calves are based on dairy products because the digestive physiology of pre-weaned calves is geared towards handling only milk in their stomach – at least during the first few weeks before their rumen starts becoming functional.

Read the full article at: Feed Strategy | March/April 2022