Milk Flakes milk replacers are easy-mixing milk replacers designed to provide an economical option for feeding young calves. Milk Flakes milk replacers contain a combination of milk proteins and soy protein concentrate (SPC).
Milk Flakes milk replacers are 21% protein and 20% fat. Milk Flakes contain a combination of milk protein and soy protein concentrate. Soy protein concentrate is the protein portion of soybeans that is concentrated by removal of soluble carbohydrates. Proper manufacturing of soy protein concentrates significantly reduces the growth-limiting factors traditionally associated with soy protein sources. This allows for good growth during the nursery phase at an economical cost.
Milk Flakes milk replacer has been fed to growing calves at the Calf Research Facility, a join partnership research facility between Hubbard Feeds and the University of Minnesota.
Research objectives are to:
- Improve nutrition and management of calves through six months of age
- Develop new products and feeding programs to benefit the dairy industry
Milk Flakes milk replacers are instantized to ensure easy mixing.
Mixing ease is measured by:
- Mixability: ease of going into solution
- Wettability: time to break water tension
- Settle-out: suspendibility of solution
Milk Flakes milk replacers are manufactured to maximize mixability and wetability while minimizing any settle-out.
Milk Flakes contains organic selenium yeast as a standard ingredient to support muscle development, normal immune function, resistance to disease and enhance overall calf nutritional status.
MOS and Essential Oil Options
MOS or mannan-oligosaccharides and essential oils containing specific plant extracts are optional ingredients available in Milk Flakes. Both supplements contribute to maintaining a favorable intestinal environment leading to optimizing nutrient utilization and growth.
Choice of Medicated Additives
Milk Flakes milk replacers are available with medicated additives at FDA-approved levels. Refer to product tag for specific claims.
|Crude Protein, min %||21.0|
|Crude Fat, min %||20.0|
|Crude Fiber, max %||0.50|
|Calcium (Ca), min-max %||0.75-1.25|
|Phosphorus (P), min %||0.70|
|Vitamin A, min||30,000 IU/lb.|
|Vitamin D3, min||10,000 IU/lb.|
|Vitamin E, min||100 IU/lb.|
Medicated Options Include:
Neomycin Base (from Neomycin Sulfate)
For aid in the treatment of bacterial enteritis (scours) and bacterial pneumonia
For the prevention of coccidiosis in non-ruminating and ruminating calves and cattle caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii.
For control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii.
Mixing Instructions: Measure 2.0 quarts of clean, warm water (110o F) into a clean bucket. Fill enclosed cup level full (10 ounces) with milk replacer powder. Sprinkle 10.0 ounces (0.625 pound) of milk replacer onto the water surface and mix thoroughly. Feed this amount TWICE a day.
General Calf Feeding Guidelines
At Birth: Feed 1 gallon of high quality, disease free colostrum within 4 hours of birth followed by another 2 quarts of colostrum or milk replacer 12 hours later.
Day 2: Begin feeding Milk Flakes milk replacer according to tag directions. Offer clean, fresh water at all times.
4 to 35 days of age: Provide a texturized 18% calf starter along with clean, free choice water. Replace daily and keep fresh and clean at all times. Continue to feed Milk Flakes milk replacer according to tag directions.
35 days of age: Reduce milk replacer feeding by 50% when calves are consuming at least 2 lbs. of calf starter daily. Provide free choice water at all times.
42 days of age: Wean completely when calves consume at least 3 pounds of calf starter for 3 days in a row. Offer free choice 18% calf starter and free choice water for two weeks prior to moving and grouping.
Cold Weather Feeding: Newborn calves can experience cold stress at temperatures below 50 degrees F. Options for providing more nutrients to calves during cold stress include:
- Feed up to 50% more milk replacer solution per calf per feeding (feed 3 quarts versus 2 quarts per feeding).
- Add a third 2 quart feeding during the day.
- Add Calf-Cal high energy supplement to the existing milk replacer.
- Offer clean, fresh water at all times.
- Clean, sanitize and air dry feeding and mixing equipment after each feeding.
- Avoid feeding hay prior to weaning.
- House calves in a well ventilated area.
- Provide clean, dry bedding at all times.
These products, which contain added copper, must not be fed to sheep or related species that have a low tolerance level to copper.
These products have been formulated specifically for dairy calves and are not intended for other species.
#2805—Milk Flakes 21:20 Non-Med, 25 lbs.
#2806—Milk Flakes 21:20 Non-Med, 50 lbs
All products may not be available in all market areas and other products may be offered. Check with your local Hubbard shipping plant or sales representative.