Calf Grower Diet

Products
Energy
Molasses Meal
Natural Protein Concentrate
Bypass
Fattening
Beef Fat 33+
Feedlot Concentrate
Sheep Fattening/Calf Concentrate
Dairy
Dairy Master Concentrate
Pro 16
Sheep Fattening/Calf Concentrate
Cattle and Sheep Maintenance and Production Lick Mixtures
Condition Lick
Dryveld 46
Foslick
Lick Mix 87
Protein Lick 40
Winlick 50
Winter Veld Concentrate
Wool Master Concentrate
Wool Sheep Lick 28
Production Supplements, Energy, Finishing and Rearing on Green Pastures
Background 18
Elite Block
Lamb And Ewe Lick
Master 20
Cattle, Sheep and Game Maintenance and Production Blocks
Enerblock
Fosblock
Multi Block 28
Trophy Block
Winter Block 40
Drought Feed
Drought Supplement
Farming Practices
Cattle
Feedlot Finishing: Complete Feeds And Cafeteria Diets
Adaptation Diets
Finishing Diets
Backgrounding: Feedlot Preparation
Dry Pasture
Green Pastures
Cows On Dry Winterveld And Crop Residues: Maintenance Licks
Condition Lick
Dryveld 46
Lick Mix 87
Protein Lick 40
Winlick 50
Winter Block 40
Winter Veld Concentrate
Late Summer Pasture: Transition Licks
Condition Lick
Lick Mix 87
Multi Block 28
Winter Veld Concentrate
Late-Pregnant Cows At The End Of Winter: Production Licks
Condition Lick
Enerblock
Lick Mix 87
Master 20
Multi Block 28
Protein Lick 40
Winlick 50
Winter Veld Concentrate
Preparation Of Bulls: Auctions And Shows
Cafeteria Diets
Complete Feeds
Rearing Of Weaner Calves On Dry Winter Veld: Production Licks
Condition Lick
Enerblock
Lick Mix 87
Master 20
Multi Block 28
Protein Lick 40
Winlick 50
Winter Veld Concentrate
Rearing Of Weaner Calves On Green Summer Veld: Production Licks
Background 18
Condition Lick
Master 20
Summer Green Pasture: Maintenance Lick
Fosblock
Foslick
Sheep
Feedlot Finishing: Complete Feeds And Cafeteria Diets
Adaptation Diets
Finishing Diets
Early And Mid Pregnancy: Maintenance Licks
Condition Lick
Master 20
Multi Block 28
Wool Master Concentrate
Wool Sheep Lick 28
Finishing On Pasture: Production Supplement
Green Pasture
Flush Feed: Production Licks
Condition Lick
Enerblock
Master 20
Late Pregnancy And Early Lactation: Production Licks
Enerblock
Master 20
Multi Block 28
Wool Master Concentrate
Wool Sheep Lick 28
Preparation Of Rams: Auctions And Shows
Cafeteria Diets
Complete Feeds
Rearing Of Young Ewes And Rams: Production Licks
Background 18
Condition Lick
Enerblock
Master 20
Multi Block 28
Wool Master Concentrate
Wool Sheep Lick 28
Dairy Cattle
Dairy Cows: Lactating And Dry Cows
Dairy Meal Mixtures
Dry Cow Mixtures
Rearing Of Dairy Heifers: Day 1 To Steam-Up
Calf Grower Diet
Calf Starter Diet
Heifer Mixed Concentrate
Game
Lick Supplements: Maintenance Licks
Dry Pasture
Green Pasture
Feed Trough, Creep Feed Pen Measurements

FARMING PRACTICES- DAIRY CATTLE- REARING OF DAIRY HEIFERS: DAY 1 TO STEAM-UP

CALF GROWER DIET

FEEDING PROGRAMME FOR THE REARING OF DAIRY HEIFERS

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

STARTER
DIET FOR
CALVES
GROWER
DIET FOR
CALVES
MIXED
CONCENTRATE
FOR HEIFERS
MIXED
CONCENTRATE
FOR HEIFERS
0 – 3
MONTHS
3 – 6
MONTHS
6 MONTHS
AND OLDER
6 MONTHS
AND OLDER
SHEEP FATTENING
CONCENTRATE
kg 200 250 **** ****
MASTER 20 kg **** **** 680 40
MAIZE MEAL kg 600 600 320 ****
MOLATEK BYPASS kg 100 **** **** ****
LUCERNE kg 100 150 **** ****
ROUGHAGE kg **** **** Ad lib Ad lib
TOTAL kg 1 000 1 000 1 000 40

COMPOSITION (As is basis)

STARTER
DIET FOR
CALVES
GROWER
DIET FOR
CALVES
MIXED
CONCENTRATE
FOR HEIFERS
MIXED
CONCENTRATE
FOR HEIFERS
0 – 3
MONTHS
3 – 6
MONTHS
6 MONTHS
AND OLDER
6 MONTHS
AND OLDER
PROTEIN g/kg 165 150 160 200
UREA g/kg 11,5 14,4 31,28 46
MOISTURE g/kg 100 100 100 120
FIBRE g/kg 100 100 75 120
CALCIUM g/kg 7,1 8,5 7,1 10
PHOSPHOROUS g/kg 3,7 3,2 4,3 5,4
FEEDING PROGRAMME: DAY 1 TO 6 MONTHS

 

Day 1–3: Provide good quality colostrum at 10–12% of the birth mass. Ideally provide the first feedings 2 hours, 6 hours and 24 hours after the birth.
Day 4: Provide 4 litres of milk per day for large-frame calves and 3 litres per day for small-frame calves over two feedings per day.
Provide clean, fresh drinking water from day 5.
Provide calf starter diet ad lib from day 3 or 4 until 3 months of age.
Provide complete calf grower diet ad lib from 3 months of age to 6 months.
These calf diets are palatable and contain medications to prevent acidosis and improve feed conversion rate and growth.
These diets provide all the necessary minerals, trace minerals and vitamins.

 

FEEDING PROGRAMME: 6 MONTHS TO STEAM-UP

 

Complete heifer grower diets from 6 months and older are also available from your Molatek salesperson.
Alternatively, the complete calf grower diet or the heifer mixed concentrate can be fed at 3 kg per day for largeframe heifers (Holsteins) and 2,5 kg per day for small-frame heifers (Jerseys) plus ad lib access to roughage or pasture.
Molatek Master 20 can be given to heifers from 5 to 6 months old at 1 to 1,5 kg/day and provides protein and energy in a balanced form.
These are only examples and intake will depend on the quality of the raw materials.
Intake should be monitored and managed daily to ensure that heifers perform according to the relevant growth curves.
If heifers are growing too fast, less of the mixed concentrate should be fed with ad lib access to hay/pasture.
These diets provide all the necessary minerals, trace minerals and vitamins. It is strongly recommended that

heifers receive an injectable vitamin-trace mineral solution three weeks prior to calving.