Every farmer knows the importance of good colostrum management after calving. However, despite a farmer’s dedication to colostrum management, calf morbidity and mortality still represents a significant cost both in terms of veterinary costs associated with treating sick animals and losses associated with poor performance and mortality.
Anupro has developed a highly innovative calf rearing model that focuses on these critical developmental time points; “Windows of Impact”, during early life which are crucial to the future success of your animal. This programme embraces a new era of ruminant nutrition, whereby bespoke rations are formulated to establish synergy between balanced nutritional inputs, the immune system and the animal’s internal environment to deliver 3 main outcomes:
To accomplish these outcomes we have developed a new approach to calf rearing; one that is focused on gut health and early-life rumen development. Contrary to conventional rearing systems, our approach is based on a low milk replacer intake and immediate concentrate consumption from birth, driven by our innovative feeding programme. The critical and interlinked aims of this programme are: avoiding negative energy balance, optimising gut health and fast-tracking rumen development.
The programme de-risks calf rearing by balancing energy contribution and eliminating future negative energy balance caused by poor rumen function. This process optimises immune competence, metabolic programming and gut health, all of which dramatically reduce the occurrence of disease. These outcomes are enhanced when additional complementary managerial approaches on farm are implemented such as providing dry clean beds, adequate space allowance and optimising ventilation. We are happy to advise on solutions specific to your farm needs.
The chart details the Anupro Superior Calf programme which outlines the product and timings required to deliver optimal production (product overview below).
(After Colostrum intake)
Anupro recommend our Superior Calf Starter Bundle to sustain 10 calves for the first 2 months. This programme is specifically designed for dairy heifer rearing; please refer to Anupro DairyBeef Programme for animals entering the farm at 2 weeks of age, or contact us for solutions tailored to your needs.
Anupro place quality assurance as a top priority with complete traceability of our entire product range. We participate in assurance schemes which have been developed to ensure optimum feed and animal safety.
As well as addressing the key elements of animal production systems; nutrition, housing and health, Anupro maintain an astute awareness of the environment and energy usage and all our processes are optimised for environmental sustainability.