DairyWay™ Milk Replacer
The path to high milk production requires proper nutrition right from the start. For the young calf this means high quality colostrum for the first 3 days of life followed by Nutrena® DairyWay™ Milk Replacer and DairyWay™ Calf Starter.
A high quality milk replacer must provide the calf with the nutrients it needs to grow and remain healthy. Amino acids, carbohydrates, and fat are needed in the correct proportion to assure proper tissue growth. Minerals and vitamins are needed to keep the bones strong and keep the calf healthy. All of these things must be provided in a form that the young calf can utilize.
With DairyWay™ Milk Replacer you can rest assured that the nutrition needed by the calf to grow and thrive is in the bag.
- Newborn calves must receive colostrum as soon after birth as possible (<1 hour). Feed two quarts (1.9 liters) of colostrum immediately after birth, followed by an additional two quarts (1.9 liters) within 12 hours. Colostrum is required for disease-fighting antibodies that will help protect the health of the calf early in life. Never assume the calf has suckled.
- Start calves on DairyWay™ Milk Replacer when colostrum feeding is complete.
- For best mixing of DairyWay™ Milk Replacer, add powder to water at 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) and stir with a wire whip. Best feeding temperature is100 degrees F (38 degrees C).
- Provide fresh clean water continuously beginning at day four.
- Begin feeding DairyWay™ Calf Starter by day four, in addition to DairyWay™ Milk Replacer.
- Wean calves once they consume 2 pounds (0.9 KG) of DairyWay™ Calf Starter per day for at least 3 consecutive days.
- Keep all feeding utensils, equipment, and calf pens clean.
- The key to a successful calf-rearing program is a healthy calf in a stress-free environment.
Please see the tag on the bag for important feeding information.