Milky Way – The only concentrated calf milk for your calves.
Milky Way is a condensed calf milk based on skim milk and has 40-50% more milk protein and energy than standard calf milk.
Feeding 500g/day calves achieved growth rates to 12 weeks of 0.95-0.99kgs/day (Harper Adams University 2016, 2017).
Feeding 500g of Milky Way provides 120g of plant oils and buttermilk to calves each day. This is equivalent to 650-700g of standard milk powder.
Milky Way also provides 100g of milk protein as distinct from crude protein, again the equivalent of 650-700g of standard powder.
Once calves reach 4-5 weeks of age, they can digest crude protein but milk replacer should be less than ½ their total feed intake at this stage so it’s of little extra benefit to the calf.
Milky Way – less powder, less warm water, less mixing- more nutrition for your calves.
Help and Advice
Transition milk is produced by the cow after colostrum and before regular whole milk. The amount of milkings it can take varies between cows but it is generally milkings 2-6 post-partum.
Housing is one of the most complex elements of calf rearing. It is not possible to create the ideal calf house for all conditions. Understanding what we need to do for the calves and what we have to work with helps a lot.
During their recent visit to New Zealand Bonanza’s Christine Cummins and Amanda Dunn met with and visited several different people and facilities from research and farm advisors to key dairy and beef calf rearing units.