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Quality ingredients in calf milk replacer can have a huge influence in optimising the performance and growth rate of calves. Highly digestible ingredients of fat and proteins, with a broad range of trace minerals, vitamins, prebiotics and probiotics are of paramount importance to exploit the full genetic potential of the calf.

Agritech’s Vitalac Calf Milk Replacer range from Nukamel, the original company who developed calf milk replacers in 1954, has placed an importance on how these quality ingredients are manufactured.

According to Bil Ryan, Business Development Manager at Agritech, “Milk Replacers are produced by two distinctly different processes including spray cooling and spray drying”. The benefits of Nukamel’s patented spray cooling technology include improved fat digestibility, improved feed intake and improved milk powder solubility.

A trial by Nukamel on calf performance to compare the two differing manufacturing methods, showed that calves fed on the spray cooled product showed a significant 7.5kgs extra liveweight gain compared to those fed on the spray dried product.

Bil concluded, “We have seen first-hand how the Vitalac range from Nukamel is driving herd profitability. We are delighted to be able to confirm that the spray cooling technology is contributing to calf performances in a significant way further enhancing the high quality of the ingredients in Vitalac Calf Milk Replacers”.

For further information on the Vitalac range and general calf management tips, talk to your local distributor. To find your local distributor click here or go to the Vitalac page on our website.

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