Achieve™

A NUTRITION FIRST APPROACH FOR YOUR CALF’S PROBLETUNITIES

24/22

The next generation of our Grober milk replacer is designed for an edge on consistent growth and healthy calves across various feeding management and housing environments. Achieve™ is your go-to milk replacer to turn traditional on-farm problems into new opportunities – probletunities.

When accompanied by the recommended feeding schedule and optimal calf management, Achieve™ provides calves with the nutrition they need to meet growth milestones, maximize vitality and become the future cows to fill your bulk tank.

Achieve Calf lying in pen of straw with proudly Canadian maple leaf

PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Formulated to fit a variety of feeding management situations, providing energy dense nutrition for small breeds & cold weather feeding
  • Efficient use of fat sources for energy requirements
  • Designed for strong growth focusing on dietary protein for lean growth
  • A nutritionally balanced approach to leverage the genetic foundation of calves to produce productive dairy cows

WHEN TO USE ACHIEVE™

  • Outdoor conditions (energy extensive environments)
  • Outdoor hutches, cold weather, damp conditions
  • Jersey and small birth weight calves
  • Limited feedings – twice daily feeding
  • Group housed calves
  • Health pressures

A UNIQUE FAT FOCUSED FORMULATION

Why add more fat and not increase protein for a premium milk replacer? Research has shown that there is a ceiling limit on the efficiency of protein utilization in calves. This begins around five to six weeks of age.

Protein is still essential to meet requirements (22% or more) for proper development and early nutritional programming. The level of protein provided by Achieve™ surpasses daily requirements and provides additional protein for lean growth at a balanced level to preserve feed efficiency and utilization.

The increased fat levels in Achieve™ provide calves with more calories per meal and a readily available source of energy. This is critical for situations when additional energy reserves are needed for maintenance, without sacrificing lean growth development.

ACHIEVE™ GROWTH POTENTIAL

For health maintenance

6L/day feed rate:

4340 calories
216g protein
=550g/d ADG

For doubling birth weight

10L/day feed rate:

7240 calories
360g protein
= 1295g/d ADG

calculation based on a healthy 50kg calf in 10oC environment according to NRC, 2001

Achieve milk replacer - black and white picture of holstein calf in hutch

THE FAT & CALF STARTER MYTH

There’s a commonly preconceived idea that if calves are fed a higher fat diet, calf starter consumption will decrease and a post weaning growth lag will occur.

  • Calves trialed at the Grober Young Animal Development Center had no significant difference with grain intake when fed Achieve™ vs a standard Grober milk replacer.
  • Total grain intake at 11 weeks for calves fed Achieve™ was 58.1kg vs calves fed a standard Grober milk replacer was 59.1kg.
  • What does this mean? Calves with higher energy intake through milk replacer did not experience a growth lag post weaning. Myth busted!

NUTRIENT DENSE

Opportunities outweigh the problems when it comes to providing calves a nutrient dense milk replacer for the first 21 days. With lasting effects until weaning.

Noted differences were; reduced scour severity and treatments for calves fed a nutrient dense milk replacer like Achieve™ (50% reduction, 2015). At weaning these calves also weighed heavier and starter intake was not effected.

Choosing a nutrient dense milk replacer increases energy provision by 4 – 8% when compared to other standard Grober milk replacers.

SMALL CALF RECOMMENDED FEEDING SCHEDULE

Target growth rate 400 - 500g/day to double birth weight by day 56

WEIGHT RANGE POWDER/DAY FEEDING VOLUME MEALS/DAY
25 – 30kg

birth

600 – 700g 4 – 5L 2 – 3
30 – 40kg

weeks 2 – 3

900g 6L 2 – 3
40 – 60kg

weeks 4 – 8

1200 – 1350g 8 – 9L 3
weaning

begin day 60, off milk day 70

1200 dropping to 300g 8L dropping to 2L 3 – 1
calculations according to 10oC (NRC, 2001)

LARGE CALF RECOMMENDED FEEDING SCHEDULE

Target growth rate 700 - 800+g/day to double birth weight by day 56

WEIGHT RANGE POWDER/DAY FEEDING VOLUME MEALS/DAY
40 – 45kg

birth

900g 6L 2 – 3
45 – 50kg

weeks 2 – 3

1200g 8L 2 – 3
50 – 60kg

weeks 4 – 8

1350g 9L 3 – 4
+60kg

weeks 6 – 8

1350 – 1800g 9 – 12L 3 – 4
weaning

begin day 60, off milk day 70

1200 dropping to 300g 8L dropping to 2L 3 – 1
calculations according to 10oC (NRC, 2001)