How to Feed Calf Starter
May 01, 2020
Begin offering calf starter three days after the calf is born. Provide a handful of calf starter in a shallow bucket and gradually increase the amount of starter as calves grow. For optimal calf growth and nutrition, feed fresh calf starter and water daily.
Calves ranging in age from 1 day to 12 weeks old have different nutritional needs, and calf starter needs are no exception.
As a calf raiser, it’s your job to avoid wasting feed and help improve calf growth performance. But, there is a delicate balance. You don’t want to overfeed calf starter to younger calves. At the same time, you don’t want older calves run out. Keeping calf starter and water fresh and readily available is vital to maintain optimal calf growth.
When should you begin giving starter to your calves? Find out:
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