Ancalf™

Ancalf™ is New Zealand’s full curding whole milk powder-based CMR, trusted by farmers since 1966.

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Our company

Learn more about our mission and vision to stay as New Zealand’s premium calf milk replacer.

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Our science

At NZAgbiz, we only use these best and highest quality ingredients such as whole milk and cream powder to name a few.

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Every batch tested. Every batch true.

New Zealand's premium calf milk replacer since 1966. Manufactured right here in New Zealand to Fonterra's stringent standards, you can look forward to consistent quality.

When assessing calf health, it is essential to observe their condition and behaviour.

Using your senses will help to determine if there is any cause for concern.

Look
  • Are the calves drinking and eating as normal?
  • Are their eyes bright and alert?
  • Are their ears drooping?
  • Is their coat soft and shiny?
  • Is there a discharge from the mouth or nose e.g. saliva, mucous or blood?
  • Examine the navel for swelling, redness and discharge
  • Watch the calves moving, standing up and stretching to ascertain steadiness and energy
  • Check the colour and consistency of the faeces for abnormalities
Listen
  • Are the calves grinding their teeth, bellowing or coughing?

Smell

  • Does the bedding and air smell clean, dry and ammonia- free?
  • Do the faeces smell normal or foul?
  • Check the smell of the milk, meal, hay and water – is it fresh?

Check

  • Any additional products offered to the calves should be palatable and free from moulds

Temperature

  • Use a digital thermometer to diagnose illness early and monitor treatment. The normal temperature of a calf will vary, but as a guide should be approx. 38°C
  • Compare the temperature of another pen mate before checking the sick calf