Alternative Feeds - Speciality - Milk Powders

Countrywide Alternative Feeds are able to supply our own range of milk powders as well as branded milk powders such as Shine Once-a-day, Volac Blossom Easy and Volac Enerlac Instant. For information on these products and how to feed, please see below:

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Countrywide branded milk powders include some of the following key features:

Countrywide 'HealthForce' A synergistic blend of nutritional ingredients designed to help maintain optimum health and performance.

Protimax

Egg powder, rich in specific proteins which help calves meet the challenges of early life, included at the correct levels to achieve proven results

Nuklospray

A special complex of pre-digested (hydrolysed) proteins which are more readily digested and absorbed

Natural Digestibility Enhancers

Improve fat utilisation and absorption

Unique 'Mother Smell'

Encourages the calf to consume milk, and also helps promote the maturation of the calf's digestive system

Beta Glucans

Natural yeast cell walls to help support the immune system of the calf

Countrywide Ruby

'Ruby' is a top of the range skimmed milk based product, which is ideal to promote early bloom and a healthy looking calf.

Formulation specially developed using:

Carefully selected skim milk and whey protein powders from low/medium temperature dried sources

Balanced blends of vegetable fats and oil, homogenised and emulsified for maximum digestibility

Full supplement of vitamins, minerals and trace elements

Includes Nuklospray, Countrywide 'Healthforce', Protimax

Suitable for bucket and teat feeding systems

Acidified to ensure freshness for up to 24 hours

Ideally Suited for economical rearing of all beef and dairy breeds, home bred or purchased. Rearing heifer replacement calves and batch rearing calves

Countrywide Emerald

'Emerald' is a top of the range product, containing over 65% milk solids. 'Emerald' is specifically developed and formulated to support the needs of the fast-growing calf. The 'Emerald' formulation has been specifically developed using:

Carefully selected dairy products from low/medium temperature spray-dried sources

Balanced blends of vegetable fats and oil, homogenised and emulsified for maximum digestibility

Full supplement of vitamins, minerals and trace elements

Includes Nuklospray, Healthforce, and Protimax

Suitable for machine or bucket feeding

Acidified to ensure freshness for up to 24 hours

Ideally suited for beef and dairy breeds, home bred or purchased. Rearing heifer replacement calves and batch rearing calves

Countrywide Pearl

'Pearl' is an easy-mixing but economical milk replacer containing over 65% milk solids, specifically developed and formulated to support the needs of the calf. The 'Pearl' formulation has been specifically developed using:

Carefully selected dairy and protein products from low/medium temperature spray-dried sources

Balanced blends of vegetable fats and oil, homogenised and emulsified for maximum digestibility

Full supplement of vitamins, minerals and trace elements

Includes Nuklospray

Suitable for machine or bucket feeding

Acidified to ensure freshness for up to 24 hours

Ideally suited for beef and dairy breeds, home bred or purchased. Rearing heifer replacement calves and batch rearing calves

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Volac Blossom Easy

Volac Blossom has formed the heart of the Volac range of milk replacers since its launch in the early 90's. It is formulated to achieve the growth rates needed for maximum lifetime performance of both dairy and beef calves.

Volac Blossom Easymix is ideal for once and twice a day feeding and some ad-lib systems requiring an instant mixing powder. Volac Blossom Easymix is available in 20kgs

Also available in the Blossom range is Volac Blossom Freeflow which is ideal for use with any feeder requiring a free-flowing type powder. Volac Blossom Freeflow is available in 25kg bags.

Typical Analysis

Protein 23% , Oil 18% , Ash 7.5% , Fibre 0%

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Volac Enerlac

Volac Enerlac has been developed specifically for modern beef enterprises as well as more traditional dairy units. Enerlac will give exeptional cost effective growth rates. With high lactose and oil levels Enerlac is a very high energy feed resulting in not only well grown calves but also good looking ones. Customers who have chosen an automatic rearing system have been particularly pleased with the results obtained when feeding Enerlac.

Volac Enerlac Instant is ideal for once and twice a day feeding and some ad-lib systems requiring an instant mixing powder. Volac Enerlac Instant is available in 20kg bags. Volac Enerlac Freeflow is ideal for any feeder requiring a free-flowing type powder and is available in 25kg bags.

Typical Analysis

Protein 20% , Oil 20% , Ash 8% , Fibre 0%

Shine Once-A-Day

Based on research carried out at Lackham College in the 90s and backed by the experience of feeding over 100,000 calves Shine Once-a-Day is now the number one choice for once a day feeding in the UK and Ireland. More than 30% of farmers using the Shine range are feeding Shine once-a-day.

Shine Once-a-day feeding relies on ingredients, which curdle in the calf's stomach and last up to 14 hours in the digestive system. This ensures better digestion and actually reduces scour compared even to twice a day feeding. Independent trial work has shown that calves fed Shine Once-a-day are more content, eat more dry feed and bulls fed Shine Once-a-day had higher KO% taily fed animals.

Made with butter and skim milk powder, along with 4 vegetable oils and milk protein, your calves will never be as well or as easily fed. The addition of buttermilk improves fat digestion and its natural lactic acid flavour reduces upsets and feed refusals.

Calf rearing can take up to 1 - 1 1/2 hours per day at times when other field or yard work is putting farmers under pressure. Once a day feeding will free up 3 - 4 hours per week and still allow the farmer to stay in control.

Feeding

Feeding with Milk

Feeding 4L of cows milk with 200g of Shine Once-a-day is he equivalent of feeding 6L of cow's milk. The return from selling two extra litres of milk / calf / day more than offsets the cost of the 200g / day of Shine Once-a-day.

 Age (days)Once-a-day (per feed) 
 1 - 4 colostrum
 5 - 12 2L/milk + 100g of Once-a-day
 13 - 21 3L/milk + 150g of Once-a-day
 22 + 4L/milk + 200g of Once-a-day

Feeding with water

Feeding 3L of Shine Once-a-day with water is the equivalent of 5L of milk or 700g of standard milk replacer.

Shine Once-a-day should be fed at 20% concentration. This is 200g of powder in 1L of mixed milk. To achieve this, add 250g powder to 1L of warm water. (1jug to 2.5 jugs of water)

 Age (days)Once-a-day (per feed) 
 1 - 4 colostrum
 5 - 8 2L/mixed of Once-a-day
 9 - 12 2.5L/mixed of Once-a-day
 12 - 21  3L/mixed  of Once-a-day
 22 +3.5L/mixed of Once-a day 

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