Feeding calves correctly

The health of the calves is the most important factor for successful rearing during the first weeks of life. During the first hours, calves are only equipped with a passive immune defence from the dam, which, however, decreases very quickly.

Immediately after birth, therefore, an active, calf-own immune system must be established. In the first 3 hours or 3 days of the calf's life, dry and clean housing with rapid administration of high-quality colostrum (10% of the birth weight with at least 23% Brix) is therefore essential.