PUTTING THE WHOLE, IN WHOLE MILK

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Promiks is a vitamin and mineral supplement to be added to whole milk to make up for those nutrients which are lacking in whole milk. Promiks is the solution for producers who have excess whole milk on farm, or a desire to feed whole milk, but don’t want to sacrifice calf health and growth. This supplement is easy to mix in to whole milk before feeding, to ensure calves are receiving the essential nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong.  It also contains Grober Pro-Gro™ to promote a healthy gut environment.

PRODUCER PROFILE

  • Excess whole milk on farm
  • Preference to feed whole milk
  • Looking to supplement mineral and vitamin requirements for immune support, metabolism, and growth

PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Easy to mix into whole milk
  • Pro-Gro™ package for good gut health
  • Source of essential vitamins and minerals deficient in whole milk
    • Don’t forget about B vitamin requirements for young calves! As the rumen is not yet developed, B vitamins produced by rumen microbes are likely very low
    • Fetal reserves (i.e. body stores at birth) can vary, with some reserves such as iron, becoming depleted before calf starter intake is significant enough
    • Calf requirements have been set in the NRC 2001, however, these are requirements to avoid signs of vitamin/mineral deficiency, whereas conditions on farm (health challenge, thermal stress, hygiene, etc.) may increase requirement

Whole Milk

Calf Requirement (NRC)

+Promiks

Copper 0.1 ppm 10 ppm 10 ppm
Iron 3 ppm 40 ppm 120 ppm
Zinc 30 ppm 40 ppm 140 ppm
Vitamin D 307 IU/Kg 600 IU/Kg 5000 IU/Kg
Vitamin E 8 IU/Kg 50 IU/Kg 245 IU/Kg
Thiamin 3.8 ppm 6.5 ppm 15 ppm
Vitamin B12 0.04 ppm 0.07 ppm 0.10 ppm

MIXING & FEEDING DIRECTIONS

  • Directions for use must be carefully followed! Toxicity a concern if not.
  • Maximum 5g of Promiks per 1L of whole milk to be fed
  • Mix directly into warm whole milk. Recommended to add after pasteurization, if done.

Suggested Feeding Schedule (as appears on tag)

Calf Age

Promiks Supplement per Feeding

Litres per Feeding

Day 2-4 10g 2L
Day 5-7 12.5g 2.5L
Week 2-7 15-20g 3-4L
Week 8 (weaning) 10-20g 2-4L

Note: Promiks is not a whole milk balancer or extender, and will not significantly increase the percentage of milk solids.