Calf Nutrition: Supplement Strategies that Work
From acidifiers to zinc and butyric acid to yucca extract, there are a plethora of options for supplements that can be added to preweaned calf rations.
Despite claims made by the parties pitching them, do they really work, and are they worth the financial investment? And how do you know which ones to choose? Dave Wood, director of sales and technical support for Animix LLC, Juneau, Wis., takes a brief-but-deep dive into calf supplement options in a hard-hitting, three-minute video.
Wood said cost must be the first consideration. “Any supplement must deliver a positive return on investment,” he stated. “Those that cost 25 cents per calf are much easier to implement than the ones that cost multiple dollars per animal.”
By MAUREEN HANSON
April 19, 2023