Metabolic programming to ensure calf growth Metabolic programming to ensure calf growth

Metabolic programming to ensure calf growth

Our LifeStart research shows the impact of metabolic programming for calves, promoting healthy growth, unlocking their full genetic potential and improving future productivity.

Healthy from the start

How a calf develops in the first weeks of life is the most crucial determinant of a robust future. Trouw Nutrition’s LifeStart calf rearing programme ensures animals receive the highest level of nutrition from birth. Throughout this critical period, intensive nourishment ensures calves produce more milk with a reduced risk of culling during first lactations, and grow up healthy, strong and resilient to disease.

Calf growth directly affects cow performance

We are dedicated to helping dairy farmers raise cattle sustainably and maximise the daily production of every cow over its lifetime. Producing more milk with fewer cows, particularly young stock, is achievable by utilising the full potential of each animal. Good calf development:

  • Reduces mortality
  • Improves udder development of the future cow
  • Reduces calving age of heifers
  • Increases milk production per lactation and the number of lactations per cow

Our offering for calf growth for metabolic programming

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Our scientifically based LifeStart programme has demonstrated to farmers that investing in intensive calf feeding at the start is essential for the success of their future dairy herd.
Eile van der Gaast, Product Manager Calf Milk Replacers at Trouw Nutrition


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Looking for more information about metabolic programming?

Check the LifeStart website for our research into the long-term benefits of intensive calf rearing.

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