AB Neo (A division of AB Agri Ltd) introduces Axcelera-C, the world's first accelerator for cows, offered to calves from day 3 until weaning. Trials show that with Axcelera-C, calves grow faster, have faster rumen development and can wean earlier, with reduced growth check at weaning. Axcelera-C also reduces the incidence and severity of nutritional scouring.

Axcelera-C applies unique formulation and process technology to create a highly palatable, high lactose accelerator for calves. It is very easy for farmers to use, does not require any mixing and is aggressively consumed by calves. Enhanced lifetime performance for beef and dairy cattle is achieved by Axcelera-C replacing starter feed for the first 3 weeks and thereafter at 150g/head/day on top of starter feed.

Extensive AB Neo-commissioned study and trial work shows that accelerated calves grow faster and their daily intakes are significantly greater when offered Axcelera-C. Our research also indicates that Axcelera-C reduces the incidence and severity of nutritional scouring in calves - a common problem that can lead to other performance and health issues.

Farmers know that the better start a calf gets the more productive it is for the rest of its life. In beef this means accelerated growth to slaughter and in dairy, it means improved lifetime milk yield, longevity and fertility.

Gary Allis, a dairy-beef producer in Lincolnshire who has trialled Axcelera-C commented, " I ran my own on-farm trial by offering Axcelera-C to half of my calves. The accelerated group of calves clearly grew better and stronger, coped better with on-farm challenges and produced good, big cattle. I have found Axcelera-C to be an easy way of achieving rapid growth and I’m happy to have found a new way of growing calves quickly on my own farm system".

Malcolm Beaton, AB Neo's general manager commented "Our belief is that neonates hold the key to switching on lifetime performance and as we have already seen with our Axcelera technology in swine, we know that by accelerating baby animals we can re-program them for greater lifetime performance. The first weeks of a calf's life present an opportunity to program it for lifetime performance but without the correct neonatal influences in the first few weeks of life, the cow can never recover its true lifetime potential. Axcelera-C is so palatable that calves eat it aggressively leading to accelerated growth which wider research confirms delivers higher lifetime performance with earlier calving, improving subsequent milk yields and fertility".

Axcelera-C is available in 12.5kg bags.