Management Plans

Mixing

Mix at 40°C and feed at 38°C

Concentration

Elite, Elite Transform, Premium Plus & Advance 20-20
Mix 150g of milk replacer with 850ml  of water to make one litre of finished product.

Platinum & Energy Plus
Mix 135g of milk replacer with 865ml of water to make one litre of finished product.

Feeding

Allow access to water, barley straw and calf dry feed after day 7, slowly increase ad lib feeding, allow the trough to be emptied by the calves between milk feeds to stop potential bloat and to allow constant fresh dry feed.

Twice A Day Feeding

Depending on your milk replacer feed at either 13.5% or 15%. Feed 2 litres in the morning and 2 litres in the afternoon. Offer calf dry feed, barley straw and fresh water after day 7.

Day Total Grams per calf per day of milk replacer (15% mixing rate)
Birth to 3 days Dams Colostrum and milk
4 to 7 days 600g milk powder (2L mixed product each feed), introduce dry feed
8 to 56 days 750g milk powder (2.5L mixed product each feed), ad lib dry feed
56 days 1x feed per day 375g of milk powder (2.5L mixed product each feed), ad lib dry feed to weaning

Once a day feeding

Only feed once a day after 4 weeks of age.  

Mix at 250g of milk replacer with 1 litre of water, to make 1.25 litres of finished product, feed 2.5 litres once a day. Offer calf dry feed and barley straw and fresh water after day 7.

Day Total Grams per calf per day of milk replacer
Birth to 3 days Dams Colostrum and milk
4 to 28 days 2 x day feeding 600g milk powder introduce dry feed
28 to 56 days 1 x day feeding 500g milk powder ad lib dry feed
56 days 250g milk powder in 1.25 L to weaning

Ad Lib Machine Feeding

Mix at 125 G per 875ml of water, offer dry feed, barley straw and fresh water after day 7.

Day Total Grams per calf per day of milk replacer
Birth to 5 days Dams milk
5 to 35 Days Allow access to the feeding teats 24 hours a day , feed at 38°C
35 to 42 Days Restrict access to feeding teats to 12 hours a day reduce the temperature to 20°C

Computerised Feeding

Set mixing rate at 12.5% to 15% depending on milk replacer spec. Offer calf dry feed, barley straw and fresh water after day 7.

Refer to your calf company representative for feed plans. The following is to be used as a guide only.

Plan Period PlanDays Visits Limitation PlanDays Quantity’s Per Visit
P1 14 3 – 6 Visits 21 1 – 1.5 Litres
P2 34 6 Visits 21 1 – 1.5 Litres
P3 14 3 – 6 Visits 21 1 – 1.5 Litres

Feeding Tips

  1. Ensure calves have adequate supply of colostrum this especially important for the first 6 hours continue feeding dams colostrum for the first 24 hours. Supplement with SCCL Calf Colostrum if dams colostrum is insufficient in quality of quantity (>25 Brix Value).
  2. Wean calves off milk when they are eating over 1.5 Kg of dry feed per day.
  3. Mix milk at a consistent temperature every day (mix at 40°C feed at 38°C )
  4. Mix milk properly before feeding. Use detergent and hot water to clean equipment.
  5. The height of teats, troughs and buckets is vital please ask your calf company representative for further information.