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Easily calculate the quantity of Ancalf calf milk replacer and water required. Works when fortifying with whole milk and even mixing from scratch.

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The importance of feeding good quality colostrum

Calves are born with a naive immune system and have no resistance against bacteria and viruses that can cause disease. Colostrum contains very high concentrations of immunoglobulins (defense proteins), and for the first 24 hours or so after birth a calf’s intestine is porous to these antibodies, allowing the calf to absorb them and transfer the immunity of the mother to the calf.

Protein

Whole (bovine) milk consists of 3.3-3.5% protein which consists of 2 types of protein – caseins (~80% of the milk protein) and whey (~20% of the milk protein) proteins.  Both casein and whey proteins are being used to produce calf milk replacers. Caseins are large proteins that curd and are what clumps together and solidifies when you make yogurt or acidify milk.

Whey proteins are much smaller and do not curd. The differences in curding behaviour between casein and whey affect the transit rate of milk replacer through the digestive tract and therefore performance of the calf. Scientific research suggests that a curding milk replacer fed to calves less than 14 days old can;

  • Increase growth rates
  • Develop insulating fat around the organs
  • Lower mortality rates in calves facing bacterial infection

(Information source: Beef+Lamb Research and Development, June 2012.)

Fats

Skim or whey powders must have fat added back into them to provide high enough levels of fat. Vegetable fats are cheaper than milk fat therefore the likes of palm, coconut, and canola oils are used.

Combinations of these oils can provide reasonably similar profiles to the composition of milk fats, but they aren’t the same, and the same issues around digestibility apply to fats as well as proteins.

Significant fat digestion in the neonate occurs in the abomasum, and some vegetable fats decrease curd formation, hastening passage into the intestine and reducing digestibility.

Milk fat is also the only fat-containing butyrate, which is important for a young calf’s rumen development. In calves under four weeks of age, it is a good idea to limit high quality vegetable fats to no more than 10% of the fat content in their calf milk replacer.

Section Header Component

Editable title (H2, H3, H4 & H5 selection) and description to be added to the top of pages, also icon is editable and removable as required.

Image Text Badge Component

Editable title, can be H3, H4 or H5

Editable copy here, kept to a paragraph max.  Drag and drop image can be left or right aligned to copy, image to be jpg 450px by 450px.

Editable title, can be H3, H4 or H5

Editable copy here, kept to a paragraph max.  Drag and drop image can be left or right aligned to copy, image to be jpg 450px by 450px.

Icon Badge Component

Nested within the Multicolumn Grid > 3 column layout

Copy is fixed to > font-family: Gotham; font-size: 20px; font-weight: 500; font-style: normal; line-height: 1.4; letter-spacing: -0.11px; color: #5c9934;

Editable copy here, but fixed font and colour
Editable copy here, but fixed font and colour
Upload icon as a png 60px by 60px

Icon Badge Component

Nested within the Multicolumn Grid > 2 column layout

Copy is fixed to > font-family: Gotham; font-size: 20px; font-weight: 500; font-style: normal; line-height: 1.4; letter-spacing: -0.11px; color: #5c9934;

Editable copy here, but fixed font and colour
Upload icon as a png 60px by 60px
Upload icon as a png 60px by 60px

Rich Text Component

H1 heading 56px

H2 heading 38px

H3 heading 35px

H4 heading 30px

H5 heading 26px

Paragraph 16px;

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Rich Text Component

Multicolumn Grid Component (2 columns) > Rich Text

Multi-column Grid Component

The multi-column Grid Component can be set to 2 columns or 3 columns in width.  Then you can nest copy or imagery.   

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H1 heading 56px

H2 heading 38px

H3 heading 35px

H4 heading 30px

H5 heading 26px

Paragraph 16px;

The multi-column Grid Component can be set to 2 columns or 3 columns in width.  Then you can nest copy or imagery.   

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Rich Text Component

Multicolumn Grid Component (3 columns) > Rich Text

Multi-column Grid Component

The multi-column Grid Component can be set to 2 columns or 3 columns in width.  Then you can nest copy or imagery.   

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Multi-column Grid Component

The Rich Text Component has default H1-H5 settings.

H1 heading 56px

H2 heading 38px

H3 heading 35px

H4 heading 30px

H5 heading 26px

Paragraph 16px;

Multi-column Grid Component

The multi-column Grid Component can be set to 2 columns or 3 columns in width.  Then you can nest copy or imagery.   

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Key Features Component

Multicolumn Grid Component (2 columns) > Rich Text in left box and Key Features Component on the right.  

The Title Component is a pre-styled rich text title - H2

The Title Component is a pre-styled rich text title - H3

The Title Component is a pre-styled rich text title - H4

The Title Component is a pre-styled rich text title - H5

The multi-column Grid Component can be set to 2 columns or 3 columns in width.  Then you can nest copy or imagery.   

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Editable title (H3, H4, H5)
  • You can keep adding and removing bullet point items as you require.
  • You can keep adding and removing bullet point items as you require.
  • You can keep adding and removing bullet point items as you require.
  • You can keep adding and removing bullet point items as you require.
  • You can keep adding and removing bullet point items as you require.