Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

The performance of Holstein-Friesian and Jersey calves when fed two concentrations of a high protein milk replacer

  • M. H. M. Speijers (a1), J. R. S. O. Langa (a1), J. Struthers (a1), J. Twigge (a2) and J. R. Scaife (a1)...

Extract

Artificial rearing is a common practice for rearing calves from the dairy herd, either for replacement heifers or for beef production. The period from birth to weaning is a critical period for the calf and nutrition is one of the components important to ensure successful rearing of calves. Improved nutrition that allows earlier weaning through a rapid calf growth has the potential to decrease costs. Moreover, it has been shown that healthy, vigorous and well-grown weanling heifers may enter the milking herd sooner (Davis and Drackley, 1998). The objective of this study was to examine the effect of feeding two concentrations of a high protein milk replacer on the health and growth performance of dairy calves until weaning.

Copyright

Corresponding author

References

Hide All
Davis, C. L. and Drackley, J. K. 1998. The development, nutrition and management of the young calf. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa.

The performance of Holstein-Friesian and Jersey calves when fed two concentrations of a high protein milk replacer

  • M. H. M. Speijers (a1), J. R. S. O. Langa (a1), J. Struthers (a1), J. Twigge (a2) and J. R. Scaife (a1)...

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed