Support digestive integrity and ease the transition from milk diet with our Weaning Support Calf Protocol
Weaning is a stressful time that causes nutrient disruption as calves are transitioned to different diets in new environments. Our protocol is designed to support digestive integrity surrounding weaning.
STEP 1: Provide electrolytes to help maintain hydration status
Weaning presents a series of metabolic, hydration and digestive challenges. Bovine BlueLite® Pellets provide electrolytes with multiple energy sources formulated to rehydrate the stressed calf and promote a healthy digestive environment. The convenient pellet form simplifies feeding to large groups of calves.
Protocol Use: Top dress 2 ounces of pellets per head per day in feed for five days following weaning.
STEP 2: Daily DFMs for improved gut integrity
Weaning causes stress that impairs feed intake which can kill beneficial rumen bacteria and damage rumen papillae. Calf PreRD® provides a source of live yeast, probiotics (DFM), MOS, and Vitamins B and E to increase appetite and support the microbiome of the digestive tract. The result is improved gut integrity and a more desirable digestive environment for utilizing feed nutrients. Calf PreRD helps make every bite count.
Protocol Use: Mix to supply 4 grams per head per day into grain mix for the first five to ten days following weaning.