Tips on feeding the calf...

The key to growing performance in young cattle at grass is the development of the rumen in the 4 – 16-week period, this applies to both birth bucket reared and suckled calves.The finger like projections called Villi on the rumen wall must be developed at this stage so that maximum absorption of nutrients takes place during grazing and silage feeding periods.

To achieve optimum Villi growth calves need ad-lib access to a palatable calf cake from 2 weeks of age, the digestion of the rolled cereals and flaked maize encourages Villi growth, increasing the absorption area by tenfold over calves fed milk and forage only.When calves get to the 12 week stage ensure you maintain their health and growth rates by feeding our 18% Calf Rearing Nuts.