Feeds

 

Calves (birth to 4 months)

 

 

Appropriate care for newborn calves with high-quality colostrum is essential for success-ful calf rearing. Calves are weaned early and provided with highest-quality dairy-based raw materials during the first eight weeks of their lives. Calf rearing onGut Hülsenberg follows the clearly defined goal of providing intensive feeding to fully utilise the animals’ substantial growth potential and promote their resistance to disease.

 

 

Heifers (5 to 24 months)

 

Heifer rearing management and feed basis determine the age at which heifers first calve and the milk yield they achieve throughout the subsequent years of their productive life.
Intensive feeding in the early months of a calf’s life in particular establishes a solid basis for high lifetime yield and fitness. As heifers transition to the second year of rearing, the intensity of the feeding strategy is adjusted to support them optimally through to their first calving, which is the decisive factor for long-term operating profits.

 


Dairy cows (first calving through to high lifetime productivity)

 

Since the introduction of robots, dairy cows have been fed with a partially mixed ration. In total, a maximum of 40% concentrate of the total dry matter intake of 24.5 kg per animal is fed per day. 4 kg of concentrate plus 250 g of TIRSANA AMS in the robot are distributed among the 3.1-3.3 milkings per day.