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| Milk powder

When you know that depending on the type of powdered milk you administer, it will take anything between one and a half and five hours for the calf to process their feed, you will probably start to wonder whether it is not in fact better to feed a calf three times a day. “It certainly increases the rate of growth,” suggested Sjaak. “But it also means maintaining the same pattern in the weekends, too.” An automated calf milk dispenser can offer a solution.

| Colostrum, Milk powder

When asked which is best, a teat or a bucket, Sjaak gave a clear response: a teat. “The calf has to work hard at obtaining its milk. In addition, the posture is better when drinking from a teat, so the risk of powdered milk finding its way into the rumen is reduced.”

| Milk powder

Every bag of powdered milk features a feed timetable. According to Johan Verdaasdonk, young stock specialist of FrieslandCampina, it offers an ideal guide for the calves. “Never exceed 3.5 litres per feed,” Johan warned. “Four litres per feed means overfeeding.

| Milk powder

Met zoveel keuzes in melkpoeder zit je als melkveehouder soms met de handen in het haar. Wat is de beste? Sjaak de Kleijne, specialist jongvee bij Agrifirm stelt de vraag terug: welke past het best bij je bedrijf? Hij geeft aan dat het doel van de opfok bepalend is voor de keuze van de melkpoeder.

| Milk powder

According to the well-founded arguments of various experts, the best way to ensure successful calf rearing is to switch to powdered milk after two days of colostrum.

| Milk powder

Water is een belangrijk onderdeel van de poedermelk. Jongveespecialisten Sjaak en Ger geven een paar praktische tips waar aan te denken bij het klaarmaken van poedermelk.

| Milk powder

When it comes to calf milk powders, the choice is huge. Nina Hennes, employed at FrieslandCampina Research & Development, is convinced that anyone who looks closely at the rearing of young cattle must understand the quality differences of the powders. An essential nutrient for calves is protein.

| Milk powder

Sjaak de Kleijne, ­specialist jongvee bij Agrifirm, hoeft niet lang na te denken over het antwoord op deze vraag. ‘De concentratie van poeder in de poedermelk. Het advies luidt 150 gram melkpoeder in een liter poedermelk. Meer dan de helft van de veehouders maakt de fout om 150 gram te vermengen met één liter water.