The enclosed cup holds 12 ounces of milk replacer powder when filled level-full. Using the cup enclosed in the bag, sprinkle 12 ounces of milk replacer powder on top of 2 quarts of warm water (110-115° F) and stir with a whisk until completely dissolved. For most accurate mixing, weigh milk replacer powder.
|Age of Calf||Feedings per Day||Amount of Milk Replacer per Feeding|
|Birth to 24 Hours||NO MILK REPLACER– FEED ONLY COLOSTRUM. 2 to 3 feedings of colostrum, with the first feeding as soon as possible after birth (within 2 hours preferred), and subsequent feedings 6 to 8 hours apart.||For large breed dairy calves, feed 3 to 4 quarts colostrum per feeding.For beef and small breed dairy calves, feed 2 quarts colostrum per feeding|
|Day 2 Until Weaning||2 feedings milk replacer per day.||For large breed dairy calves, feed 2.3 quarts (fill 2 quart bottle to rim) of milk replacer solution twice daily. Adjust feeding rates for small breed calves.|
Important Note on Newborn Calf Care: It is highly preferred that the newborn calf receive fresh colostrum from its own mother before beginning a milk replacer program. Colostrum is the first milking from the cow following birth, providing nutrients, growth factors, and immune globulin proteins that are crucial to the health and growth of the calf. Colostrum must be fed as soon as possible after birth for maximum absorption of maternal antibodies in the newborn. If there is not enough high-quality colostrum available, frozen stored colostrum may be substituted. If no fresh or frozen colostrum is available, use Sav-A-Caf® Calf Colostrum Replacer 100 or Sav-A-Caf® Colostrum Supplement according to package directions.
Important: Individual animals vary in requirements. Adjust the amount of milk replacer fed according to the calf’s body weight and appetite, the environmental conditions, and your own good judgment. In general, animals require more feed during cold weather (ambient temperature below 40° F) to maintain body weight and stay healthy. When in question about nutrition requirements please consult with your animal nutritionist or veterinarian.
Storage and Shelf Life
Store dry powder in a tightly closed container in a cool, dry place. Best if used within 12 months of manufacture. Shelf life can be extended by freezing the dry powder in a tightly sealed container. After mixing powder with water, refrigerate extra milk replacer solution promptly and use within 24 hours.
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