Weaning

The key to successful weaning is a gradual transition to a concentrate and forage based diet, avoiding a growth check and with minimal stress to the calf

  • Weaning can commence when the calf is consuming 1-1.5kg of concentrate for three consecutive days
  • Gradually reduce the volume of CMR over a period of 10-14 days
  • Ensure clean fresh water is available
  • Continue to feed calf starter feed until at least two weeks post weaning