Holstein calf in blue calf coat

Grober Classic 20 milk replacer is designed to economically balance calf growth and feed costs. Classic 20 offers modest dairy protein replacement in order to conserve feeding costs, while still providing calves with adequate protein for growth.

Producer Objectives

  • Raising replacement dairy heifers with steady live-weight gain
  • Raising veal calves with steady live-weight gain
  • Optimizing rumen development through grain and water intake
  • Looking to reduce feed costs without sacrificing calf growth

Features & Benefits

  • Provides essential levels of energy and protein for growth
  • Conserving feed costs without reducing amount of milk fed
  • Suitable for use in automatic feeding systems

Mixing Directions

  1. Weigh 150g of powder per litre of solution using a scale
  2. Mix with 0.5 litre hot water (60˚C) for 3 minutes. Add 0.45 litre cool water and mix for 1 minute (total 1 litre)
  3. Feed the milk solution at a temperature of 38-40˚C (body temperature) (thermometer provides best results)

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 3 4.5L (675g of powder)
Day 5-7 2L 3 6L (900g of powder)
Week 2-6 3-4L 2 6-8L (900-1200g of powder)
Week 7-8 (weaning*) 3-4L 1 3-4L (450-600g of powder)

Weaning tip: minimum time to complete weaning should be one day for every litre of milk fed (e.g. 8L a day = 8 days of stepdown weaning)