Balanced Nutrition and Rumen Development
Offered as a major part of the early weaning diet a nutritionally balanced Calf or Weaner pellet (12.5 MJ Energy and 18-20% Protein and fortified with essential trace minerals and vitamins) will allow proper development of the rumen epithelium characterized by the number of papillae as well as their length and width, in turn leading to increased absorptive capacity by the rumen epithelium. As a result, it is possible to achieve early rumen function and development through an energy rich supplement such as CopRice Calf and Weaner pellets.
Helpful hints to promote early rumen development
1. Offer a highly digestible and palatable Calf or Weaner Pellets. Keep it fresh as saliva contamination and ies will reduce pellet intake.
2. Consider using additives to reduce risk from coccidiosis and rumen acidosis.
Call CopRice for assistance in developing a practical nutrition program for your calves and weaners.