40 Day Challenge – Advanced Weaning Program
WEAN YOUR CALVES AT 40 DAYS – WITH ACCELERATED PERFORMANCE
Save time and money
No growth check at weaning
Accelerated pre & post-weaning performance
A new way of using Axcelera-C
Their accelerated calves show no check at weaning and grow strongly through to weaning and beyond. Axcelera-C is providing farmers with a new way of optimising the lifetime performance of their calves, faster and more efficiently.
Proven on farm
‘We are weaning at 40 days, improving calf health and saving £30 / calf in rearing costs’.
“Since using Axcelera-C, we have been fascinated to see for ourselves how the accelerated rumen development has changed the shape of our calves, giving them a much deeper body and greater capacity.
Growth rate has been increased and our calves condition, vigour and initiative has also improved. We believe Axcelera-C is giving our calves more energy earlier and because it is digested in the rumen from a few days of age, the calves are growing faster and able to cope much better against disease.
100% Axcelera-C is offered ad-lib to our calves for the first 4 weeks, and we continue to feed it through to day 50 (10 days after our calves are weaned). We also introduce a forage / starter blend from 4 weeks, and reduce the milk we feed with our automatic feeder to encourage solid feed intake, weaning at 40 days”.
Graham & Amy Morton (Samlesbury, Lancashire) – 200 Montbeliardes
In addition to the increased throughput of calves through the system, they are seeing:
- Reduction in Costs:
- Save approx £30 / calf
- Decrease in levels of Milk Powder used
- Decrease in medicines required for treatment of scours etc
- Switch from reliance on Starter Nuts to TMR mix
- Improvement in Animal Health and Condition
- Increased depth and rumen capacity, seen already at 4 months old
- Increased size for age
- Increased initiative & energy
- Shiny coat and overall condition improved
- Reduced illness e.g Scours.
Advanced Weaning Program
1.Milk Program: Reduce the peak quantity of your existing milk program by 1 litre per day
2.After colostrum: Offer Axcelera-C ad lib up to a maximum of 700g per calf per day until day 50.
3.At 14 days: Introduce TMR mixed with your starter feed.
4.At 40 days or on intake: Wean the calves from liquid milk.
Calves should always have free access to water and straw.