For 2.3 quarts of mixed milk replacer solution:
The enclosed cup holds approximately 4 ounces of dry milk replacer powder. Weigh powder for best results. Cool milk replacer solution to body temperature (102°-105°F) before feeding. Always offer clean, free-choice water.
For large breed calves: Feed 2.3 quarts (fill 2 quart bottle to the rim) of milk replacer solution twice daily per calf. Adjust feeding rates for small breed calves.
Each animal is an individual. The amount fed may need to be adjusted to support optimal body condition and growth. Animals may need an additional feeding of non-medicated milk replacer or energy supplement during cold weather. Consult with your veterinarian or animal nutritionist if you have questions.
Important Note for Colostrum Feeding: Colostrum is the first milk from the cow following birth, providing nutrients that are essential to the calf’s health and growth. Newborns should receive colostrum in the first day of life, before feeding milk replacer. Feed large breed calves 4 quarts of clean, high quality colostrum as soon as possible after birth, preferably within the first 2 hours, and again 12 hours later. Begin feeding milk replacer on day 2.
If maternal colostrum is not available use a powdered, high quality colostrum replacer. If maternal colostrum is in short supply, use a powdered colostrum supplement and mix into colostrum according to label directions. For calves that develop scours (diarrhea) or need support during hot weather or other times of stress, feed an electrolyte supplement between milk feedings.
Storage and Shelf Life
Store dry milk replacer powder in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place. Best if used within 12 months of manufacture. Shelf life can be extended by freezing the dry powder in a tightly sealed container. After mixing powder with water, refrigerate extra milk replacer solution promptly and use within 24 hours after warming to a feeding temperature of 102°-105°F.