At Grober Nutrition we’re unique. Plenty of companies will tell you that they are special or better, but we can prove it.

  • We have taken the European basics, adapted them to North American requirements and advanced the technology to reflect the nutritional needs of young animals.
  • We use our products too. Unlike most other milk replacer manufacturers our experience comes from more than just science. Within the Grober Group of Companies, we raise more than 100,000 calves every year. We know the in’s and out’s of raising calves.
  • We know more than just milk replacer. Our experience reaches beyond nutrition to include housing and husbandry. Our team is happy to share their knowledge with you.

Why feed milk replacer?

Milk Replacer, whether for calves, kids, lambs or other young animals, offers sound, dependable and consistent nutrition.

In most commercial settings, milk from bulk tanks or individual cows can vary in macro and micro nutrients. Protein, fat, vitamins and mineral levels will vary in whole/waste milk. Whole/waste milk often contains more water or lactose. Feeding milk replacer guarantees young animals are receiving consistent nutrition. This consistency allows farmers to grow a healthy, vibrant and profitable business.

PROTEIN

We formulate our milk replacers based on optimal amino acid profiles to support growth and development.

Protein is essential for young animal growth, immunity and development. Proteins are large molecules made up of combinations of individual amino acids. At Grober Nutrition, we use dairy co-products as our primary sources of protein. Whey, whey protein concentrate and skim milk powder are most often used to provide the protein and the lactose required for milk replacers.

ENERGY (FATS)

Energy equals calories; young animals require calories to grow and develop.

Our milk replacers are formulated with optimal ratios of protein:fat. Formulas with optimal ratios of protein:fat will maximize uptake and growth.

To ensure maximum digestibility, we select a combination of edible grade fats. The fats we chose offer a unique fatty acid profile designed to optimize growth in young animals and potentially offer anti-microbial characteristics. In addition to edible-grade fats, lactose is used to provide energy in milk replacers. Young animals have limited gut enzymes but they do have lactase; lactose can be broken down into simple sugars and used as a readily available energy source.

VITAMINS & MINERALS

Special consideration is taken when selecting vitamins and minerals for our milk replacers.

Our specifically manufactured premix for milk replacer offers improved solubility of these vitamins and minerals to ensure uniform mixing and suspension.  Polymer coatings extend the longevity of vitamin strength, giving our products increased shelf life.