Five benefits of feeding calf starter during winter

Management: Calf starter

Nutrition:    Concentrate Feeds

Nutrition: Yeast metabolites

Five benefits of feeding calf starter during winter Feeding DairyLac Calf Starter is essential to support the growth, health, and overall well-being of young calves. Here are five key benefits of providing DairyLac calf starter during the colder months:

Nutrient-Rich Diet for Growth:

DairyLac calf starter is specially formulated to provide essential nutrients required for the rapid growth and development of young calves. During winter, when forage quality may be limited, calf starter serves as a concentrated source of energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals, promoting optimal growth.

Maintaining Body Condition:

Winter weather can be challenging for young calves, as they are more susceptible to cold stress. DairyLac calf starter, with its energy-dense composition, helps calves generate heat through digestion, supporting their ability to maintain body temperature and preventing weight loss during colder temperatures.

Weaning Transition Support:

Winter can be a stressful time for calves, especially during the weaning transition. DairyLac calf starter serves as a valuable source of nutrition during this critical period, helping calves make a smooth transition from a milk-based diet to a solid feed. The palatability and nutrient density of calf starters encourage early adoption of solid feed, supporting a successful weaning process.

Boosting Immune Function:

Adequate nutrition is essential for a robust immune system. DairyLac calf starter contains essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E and selenium, which are crucial for immune function. During winter, when the risk of respiratory infections is higher, providing a nutrient-rich diet can enhance the calf’s ability to resist and recover from diseases.

Ensuring Microbial Development in the Rumen:

DairyLac calf starter encourages the development of the rumen, the calf’s stomach compartment responsible for digesting solid feeds. During winter, when the calf’s ability to utilize forage may be limited, promoting rumen development through the consumption of calf starter is crucial. A well-developed rumen sets the foundation for efficient digestion and nutrient absorption as the calf matures.