Knowledge base

We work closely alongside farmers, veterinarians and scientists to constantly expand our knowledge, which we are then happy to share with you.

| Colostrum

De kwaliteit van de biest is niet met het blote oog te zien, geeft onze jongveespecialist Ger van Wersch aan. ‘De kleur of dikte zegt niets over de kwaliteit, dat moet je meten!

| Diarrhea

Alongside colostrum, proper digestion of milk makes a vital contribution to the health of calves. The IMAGRO intestinal health formula already promoted digestion in the stomach and large intestine, and now, enriched with an emulsifier, helps improve digestion in the small intestine, too. As a consequence, the upgraded Kalvolac now offers optimum support to the entire digestive system, leading to increased growth and less diarrhea.

| Milk powder

When it comes to calf milk powders, the choice is huge. Nina Hennes, employed at FrieslandCampina Research & Development, is convinced that anyone who looks closely at the rearing of young cattle must understand the quality differences of the powders. An essential nutrient for calves is protein.

| Respiratory health

In selecting a milk powder, the essence is the growth and health of the youngest calves. For the past three years, dairy farmers have also been able to select a milk powder that contributes to airway health: CAIR. 'With Kalvolac CAIR, the calf has 33% fewer problems involving airway infections'.

| Milk powder

According to the well-founded arguments of various experts, the best way to ensure successful calf rearing is to switch to powdered milk after two days of colostrum.

| Respiratory health

Besides diarrhea, it is the most important condition among young calves: respiratory infections. Important causes: poor colostrum supply and a poor barn climate. A systematic approach can prevent a lot of trouble.

| Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a condition that regularly occurs in many calves. Often something can be done about it.

| Colostrum

A new-born calf is vulnerable. It has no natural antibodies and during the first few weeks the calf’s own immune system is still insufficiently developed to fight off infection in the intestine (diarrhoea) or lungs (pneumonia).