The first three months of a calf’s life are critical as their immune system and rumen are developing. DairyWay Calf Starter is designed to optimize intake and support rumen development while calves are transitioning from a liquid diet to a solid diet.
DairyWay Calf Starter provides your dairy calves with the carbohydrates and energy they need for growth and the minerals and vitamins they need for strong bones and good health.
HerdFirst™ milk replacers for dairy calves are available in some geographies, click here to learn more about these products. And be sure to check with your local Nutrena retailer for availability.
Please visit your local Nutrena retailer to see the guaranteed analysis of the product available in your area. Form and medications vary by region.
Feed 2 to 4 quarts (1.9 to 3.8 liters) of clean, disease-free colostrum within 4 hours of birth
Feed 2 to 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 liters) of colostrum twice daily for the first 3 days of life
Start calves on HerdFirst™ Milk Replacer and DairyWay Calf Starter after colostrum feeding period is complete
Provide fresh, clean water continuously beginning by day 3
Wean calves when they consume 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) of starter per day for at least 3 consecutive days
At 6–8 weeks of age, supplement DairyWay Calf Starter with approximately 1 lb. (0.5 kg) of high-quality hay per day
When calves reach approximately 150 lbs. (68 kg) transition to DairyWay Grower/Developer
Keep all feeding utensils, equipment and calf pens clean; promptly remove stale or moldy feed