Grober VG calf milk replacer has been created for the grain-fed veal market, steming from Grober’s expertise rearing bull calves. Grober VG contains a strategic inclusion of quality plant proteins and balanced amino acid profile for steady growth.

Producer Objectives

  • Raising grain fed veal calves or replacement dairy heifers
  • Optimizing rumen development through grain/water intake
  • Improving immunity function by providing adequate levels of protein
  • Delivering nutrition through a balanced feeding schedule

Features & Benefits

  • Contains Bio-mos™ and Sel-plex®
  • Contains highly digestible wheat gluten, lowers cost and encourages grain intake
  • Less lean muscle mass, but higher body mass for earlier weaning onto a full grain program

Mixing Directions

  1. Weigh 125g/L of powder
  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 (Start weight 40-45 kg)

# days in the barn
Litres/Feeding
Feeds/Day
Arrival
Source of electrolytes if necessary
Day 1-3
2.25
2
Day 4-7
2.75
2
Day 8-14
3
2
Week 3-4
3.25
2
Week 5
3
2
Week 6
3
1

Feeding Schedule (Start weight 46-50 kg)

# days in the barn
Litres/Feeding
Feeds/Day
Arrival
Source of electrolytes if necessary
Day 1-3
2.50
2
Day 4-7
3
2
Day 8-14
3.25
2
Week 3-4
3.25
2
Week 5
3
1
Week 6

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