DairyWay Calf Starter


DairyWay Calf Starter

Starter ration for dairy calves

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.

  • Highly palatable to encourage consumption by young calves
  • Fortified with the proper balance of vitamins and minerals that young calves need
  • Supports growth, muscle development and healthy weights
  • Proper blend of protein and fiber supports rumen development

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.  

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Guaranteed Analysis

Please visit your local Nutrena retailer to see the guaranteed analysis of the product available in your area. Form and medications vary by region.

Feeding Instructions

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


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