“Probiotic Revolution has literally transformed the way we feed our calves,”
Tangaroa decided to test one pen of the farm’s KiwiCross calves on the once-a-day feeding with Calf Xtreme. He immediately noticed a change.
“The calves on once-a-day just didn’t care that I turned up in the afternoon to feed the other calves,” Tangaroa said. “By the third afternoon, their body language told me that once-a-day was ok. So, from 12 days old pretty much all the calves were on 5.5 litres once-a-day.”
It was moved to 6.5 litres as they grew.
“What I also noticed over the next six weeks was the amount of additional condition they put on their back,”
His calves were “smashing” their meal and hay between four and six weeks of age, and by week six, 30% of the calves were content to either “take or leave” their milk.
“We weaned our heifers at seven to eight weeks of age – which was two to four weeks earlier than normal – at the same weight as usual,”
Tangaroa Walker – Farm 4 Life