Milk Energizer

Milk Energizer™ is a high-energy, instant-mixing dry fat source for increasing the total energy level of milk replacer. The energy from Milk Energizer will help keep calves in a positive energy balance during days of unpredictable cold weather or low feed intake.

About the Product

When do calves require extra energy?
A newborn calf’s lower critical temperature is roughly 50°F, which means calves need additional energy during cold stress periods to stay warm. Additional variables that can increase a calf’s energy requirement include:

  • Wind exposure
  • Breed
  • Hair coat condition (wet, matted, mud)
  • Thickness of hair
  • Bedding type and condition

Calves need 33% more energy when temperatures drop from 55°F to 25°F. If not supplemented with additional energy, the calf will utilize limited body reserves and divert energy from growth or development of the immune system to maintain core body temperature.

Young calves in the first 2-3 weeks of life are particularly susceptible to cold stress because of limited body fat reserves, and the fact that they are not eating and deriving much energy from dry calf starter.

Once calves reach one month of age, their lower critical temperature drops to roughly 32°F, but additional energy may still be required based on the environmental conditions in which the calf is being raised.

Milk Energizer provides a concentrated energy source
To meet the increased energy needs of a cold-stressed calf, the following options are available:

  1. Feed up to 50% more milk replacer solution per calf per feeding (feed 3 quarts versus 2 quarts per feeding).
  2. Add an additional feeding during the day.
  3. Add Milk Energizer energy supplement to the existing milk replacer.

Milk Energizer is 60% fat and highly digestible. It provides an economical and convenient way to readily increase the energy content of existing milk replacer without having to resort to an extra feeding or switch to a different milk replacer. Milk Energizer is instantized for easy mixing with milk replacer or whole milk. 

Nutrient Analysis

Nutrient Analysis

Crude Protein, min %

7.00

Crude Fat, min %

60.00

Crude Fiber, max %

0.20

Moisture, max %

2.00

Ash, max %

6.00

Feeding Directions

According to ambient temperatures and calf weight as indicated on the Cold Weather Feeding Chart, add Milk Energizer into milk replacer solution. Information on the Cold Weather Feeding Chart below is approximate.

Calf Weight

50°F

40°F

30°F

20°F

10°F

0°F

 

Milk Energizer in ounces per feeding

60 lb

1.0

1.5

1.5

2.0

2.0

3.0

70 lb

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.0

2.5

3.0

80 lb

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.5

90 lb

1.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

3.5

4.0

100 lb

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

4.0

4.5

110 lb

1.5

2.0

3.0

3.5

4.0

5.0

120 lb

1.5

2.5

3.0

4.0

4.5

5.0

130 lb

1.5

2.5

3.0

4.0

5.0

5.0

General Guidelines
  • Calves have an increase in their energy requirements when ambient temperature drops below 50°F.
  • Provide proper housing and environment to limit the calf’s exposure to cold temperatures.
  • Bed with clean, long stemmed straw in adequate volumes to fully cover the calf’s legs while laying down.
  • Provide calves access to fresh starter and water at all times.
  • Calves should be housed in a well ventilated, clean, dry, draft free environment.
  • Consider using calf jackets to reduce the impact of cold weather exposure.
  • A third feeding of milk replacer or milk is eff­ective at providing additional nutrition during periods of cold stress.
  • Work with your Hubbard nutritionist or veterinarian to assure your calves are on an adequate feeding and management program for cold weather.
Product Number

#21DN – Milk Energizer, 25 lb bag