The feeds encourage natural digestive development, and support the laying down of important primary enzymes, superior papillae growth and a rumen that has a greater surface area than a calf reared on a conventional system. Introduced in the first few weeks, calves are able to transition from milk to grass quicker and easier.
Our fibre-based feeds have the energy of grain, but with high levels of protein, calcium and amino acids, as well as vitamins B, C, D, E and K.
Scientific and anecdotal evidence has proven that animals reared on Fiber Fresh feeds achieve better results in performance, growth, long-term milk production, meat quality, breeding potential and overall animal health and well-being.
We recommend having Fiber Fresh on offer in small amounts during the milk period, to engage the calves’ natural curiosity and to help them get a taste for it. We suggest controlling the amount of milk being offered and the calves will naturally seek out the hard feed alternatives.
Perseverance really is the key and the benefits will be worth it. We recommend “lolly popping” as a good start – it’s a technique that was developed by farmers and we know it works.