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Once a day feeding of calves is a convenient option that many large, time-poor or professional rearers adopt for convenience and time saving purposes.

We have to provide a diet for the animal that will meet all its nutritional needs. 

In this article Dr Clive Dalton examines the things an animal needs to get from its feed

Studies in the United States indicate that 70% of calves are weaned 7 weeks of age or later.

Increasingly calf rearers are becoming aware of the benefits of using prebiotic and probiotic supplements that have come onto the market in the recent past.

With international demand driving demand for dairy product commodities increasing the payout at the farm gate, the ramification of these increased commodity prices have also been driving up the price of CMRs for the forthcoming calf rearing season. 

All animals have energy and protein requirements to maintain existing bodyweight and functioning of vital organs,

Ruminants are animals that have a four-part stomach and can digest the fibre (mainly cellulose) in plants.

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