How Much Energy is in My Calf Starter?
And, When to Wean Calves based on Starter Intake.
All of this and more at Jim Quigley's Calf Notes site. Calf Note 209, "How much energy is in my starter," asks these questions:
- What makes a good starter?
- What is the point when the gastrointestinal tract sufficiently mature to wean the calf?
- Is the key fact how much starter the calf consumed today or how much she has consumed so far in her life?
Jim comments, "We may overestimate the contribution of ME (metabolizable energy) from starters early in life."
https://www.calfnotes.com/new/en/ is the URL.