Calf Starter 18

A highly palatable and digestible starter feed, for calves 0 – 12 weeks of age, designed to drive intakes and encourage a smooth transition through weaning.

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Typical analysis (on a dry matter basis)

Dry Matter (%) [?]87.0
Crude Protein (%) [?]18.0
Energy (MJ ME/kg DM) [?]13.0
Oil (%)3.5
Starch (%)25.0
Fibre (%)8.0

* May vary slightly between KW blend sites

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Feature

Benefit

Encourage intake

Highly palatable and digestible feed including cooked and flaked ingredients.

Can stimulate intakes during a time when they may be depressed, ensuring optimal nutrient intakes.

Promote rumen development

A balance of highly rumen digestible ingredients, high quality protein and an excellent amino acid supply.

Encourages healthy development of the rumen wall and microbes, reducing the incidence of scours and poor performance.   

Minimise digestive upsets 

High growth rates

Ensures early high lean growth rates and optimal frame development, allowing target weaning ages to be achieved.

No processing, ready to feed, easy storage

Ready to use blend.

Fits in with all calf rearing systems.

Fully mineralised

Comprehensive vitamin and mineral supplement.

Simplified feeding system.

The predicted responses (benefits) assume that the specified nutrient, physical or structural dietary components are limiting livestock performance in the current ration.

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Recommended daily feed rates (per head basis)

Calf Starter 18 is a complete feed for calves 0 – 12 weeks of age. It should be offered from day one, ensuring it is fresh each day, alongside an adequate source of long fibre. Calves should be eating at least 1 kg (2.2 lb) of Calf Starter 18 each day for 3 consecutive days before weaning.

Calves (to 12 weeks)               -           Ad libitum

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Availability, handling and storage

Calf Starter 18 is available from Bilsborrow, Tern Hill and Kirkbride blend sites, all year round in bulk loads between 5 and 29 tonnes. Collections from the site can also be made by prior arrangement. Like all dry feeds, it should be stored in a secure shed, bunker, or hopper and kept cool and free from vermin.

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Typical ingredients

Micronized cereals, micronized pulses, molasses, rape seed meal, rolled wheat, soya bean meal, soya hulls and sugar beet feed.

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Additional information

Quality Assurance

All thirteen of our KW blend sites are UFAS accredited and, as far as possible, they will source locally produced feeds. Additional feed materials will be obtained from Feed Material Assured Suppliers (FEMAS), or equivalent, to ensure stringent quality controls are met.

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Detailed typical analysis (fresh basis other than where stated)

Dry matter

%

87.0

Calcium

g/kg

9.00

Oil B

%

3.50

Magnesium

g/kg

3.00

Crude protein

%

18.0

Phosphorus

g/kg

4.00

Fibre

%

9.00

Salt

g/kg

7.50

Ash

%

7.25

Sodium

g/kg

3.00

ME* – in vivo

MJ/kg DM

13.0

Copper

mg/kg

30.0

NDF

%

20.0

Manganese

mg/kg

105

Starch

  %

25.0

Selenium

mg/kg

0.55

Sugar

  %

7.50

Zinc

mg/kg

160

Vitamin E

mg/kg

25.0

Legal disclaimer

Suggested feeding rates are produced as a guide only and many other factors may have an overriding effect on animal response; no performance guarantee can be given. Rations should be carefully balanced for energy and protein, contain sufficient forage to maintain rumen function and be fortified with an appropriate vitamin and mineral supplement. Animals must have constant access to clean water.

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