This Makes my Life Easier: Weighing Milk Replacer

Posted on March 2, 2021 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
The key to growing healthy calves is consistency.  Barb Theil of Wilbar Dairy said the calf team started weighing milk replacer a few years ago to be more consistent when feeding calves.

“At that time, we mixed in 5-gallon pails,” Theil said.  “Using the scale to weigh powder and water has eliminated any mixing errors and inconsistencies from feeding to feeding.”

She said they use a chart that tells them how much water and powder to use.  They recently switched to a Milk Taxi, but they continue to weigh the powder.  She said this system has reduced scours and other calf issues.

Category: Calf and heifer nutrition
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