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To maintain an average daily weight gain of around 0.8kg/1.5lb per day, the calves should be fed a diet that combines 16-18% crude protein, 35% acid detergent fibre, and 11MJ ME/kg DM.
Right from the calf’s first moments of life, the right approach to feed is crucial for securing a high growth rate. You need to start the process of feeding for a high growth rate straight after birth:
Lifetime productivity starts when the calf is born. The better start in life you give your calves, the more likely they are to grow into healthy, productive and profitable assets. The future success of your dairy farm depends on the success of your calf management program. Continue reading