Grober Excel ProGro™ calf milk replacer is made with a higher level of dietary protein to stimulate lean tissue and structural development. This calf milk replacer has been formulated with a balanced fatty acid and amino acid profiles, and highly bioavailable micronutrients, resulting in optimal and sustained growth. Grober Excel ProGro has been well researched at Grober’s Young Animal Development Centre, and makes an excellent fit for automatic calf feeding programs.

Producer Objectives

  • Raising replacement dairy heifers with accelerated rates of average daily gain
  • Optimizing rumen development through grain/water intake
  • Improving immunity development through higher dietary levels of protein
  • Improving heifer health, growth, and not to mention the positive impact on future milk production

Features & Benefits

  • Formulated to deliver a proper blend of easily digestible proteins, balanced fatty acid and amino acid profiles, and highly bioavailable micronutrients, resulting in optimal and sustained growth
  • Designed for use in automatic feeding systems

Mixing Directions

  1. Weigh 150g/L of powder for a higher plane of nutrition and higher rates of gain
  2. Mix with 0.5 litre of hot water (60°C) for 3 minutes
  3. Add 0.45 litre cool water and mix for 1 minute (total litre)
  4. Feed the milk solution at a temperature of 38-40°C (body temperature) (thermometer and scale provides the best precision)

Feeding Schedule

Age of Calf
Amount Per Feeding
Number of Feedings/Day
Total Amount Fed/Day
Day 1
Colostrum: 4L within 2hrs of birth and 2L within 6-8hrs of birth.
Day 2-4
1.5L (225g powder)
3
4.5L (675g of powder)
Day 5-7
2L (300g powder)
3
6L (900g of powder)
Week 2-7
3-4L (450-600g powder)
2
9L (1350g of powder)
Week-8 (weaning)
2-4L (300-600g powder)
1
2-8L (300-1200g of powder)

Management Recommendations

When a calf’s ambient temperature falls below their comfort zone (calf 1-3 weeks below 15-25°C; calf 3 weeks plus below 10°C), extra nutrition should be provided to maintain growth and maintenance requirements

  • Minimum 150g extra powder for a less than 3 week old calf
  • Minimum 75g extra powder for a 3+ week old calf