A unit rearing 500 black and white bulls each year has a target of growing calves to 450kg live weight as quickly as possible.

Calves come onto the unit at 1 week of age and are offered 100% Axcelera-C ad-lib for the 1st 3 weeks. After 3 weeks Axcelera-C is blended with the starter feed at 15% through to weaning. Calves are on milk for 66 days.

More recently, Axcelera-C is offered at 15% for 2 weeks after weaning to help reduce any stress at weaning.

‘With Axcelera-C, my calves start eating as soon as they come in at a week old. and my calves seem healthier and have a noticeably shiny coat’


Janet Ramsden, Kelso