Feed supplements for

Calves

The first few weeks – during the milk phase – are a most important stage in calf rearing. Practical experience has shown how important good feeding and rearing management is for the "little ones", as this sets their course for growing into healthy, high-performing dairy cows or bulls. We offer our customers a complete assortment of products from calving to weaning. These innovative products are the result of our cooperation with our partner for dairy-based products, as well as of jbs's in-house product development.

mymom® start

calf paste for primary care

  • immunoglobulins derived from IBR free colostrum
  • bridges the calf’s immunity gap
  • contains highly effective probiotics
  • supports digestion
  • contains readily available micronutrients
  • contains essential vitamins

mymom® profimix

supplement drink (dissolve in water or milk)

  • contains highly effective probiotics
  • contains mucilaginous ingredients which have positive effects in the intestines
  • readily available energy
  • excellent acceptance
  • readily soluble in water and milk

mymom® protect

paste stabilizing the digestion

  • supports the intestinal health
  • normalizes inadequate faeces consistency
  • ensures milk intake
  • quick effect
  • when needed, 1 - 2 applications per calf
  • practical to use

mymom® pur

premium milk replacer

  • guaranteed amount of immunoglobulins
  • high raw material quality
  • essential oils for healthy respiratory tract
  • excellent solubility
  • good taste, calves enjoy drinking it
  • optimal fat-protein ratio (18 : 22.5)

mymom® pur 55

high-quality milk replacer

  • high raw material quality
  • 55 % skimmed milk content
  • essential oils for healthy respiratory tract
  • excellent solubility
  • good taste, calves enjoy drinking it
  • optimal fat-protein ratio (18 : 22.5)

mymom® 50/50

supplement to whole milk

  • guaranteed amount of immunoglobulins
  • provides important vitamins and trace elements
  • optimises the ratio of whole milk with a fat-protein ratio of 10 : 24
  • essential oils for healthy respiratory tract
  • excellent solubility

mymom® müsli plus

high-quality calf muesli

  • stimulates rumen formation
  • high energy feed
  • easily digestible protein sources
  • very tasty
  • provides an excellent supply of vitamins and trace elements

orgacell sc® pur

feed yeast for calves

  • highly digestible protein
  • high content of B vitamins
  • strengthens the intestinal flora
  • stimulates the immune system
  • binds mycotoxins

orgacell sc®

supplementary feed with live and inactive yeast

  • stabilises the rumen, especially under stress
  • activates the immune system
  • live yeast: 1000 x 109 CFU

Customers’ opinions

mymom® start + mymom® profimix – six calves

One of our customers used to have problems with diarrhoea in her calves, always from the 4th day on. If diarrhoea occurs in such an early stage, it is in most cases caused by E. coli. Our customer bought a six-pack of mymom® start and treated the next calves with this paste on the day of their birth and on the following day. All six calves were very fit and full of vitality. Slightest problems did occur in a much weaker form – those, however, could easily be handled by administring mymom® profimix, a supplement drink. mymom® start and mymom® profimix have now become an established part of the calf routine.

mymom® profimixmymom® start – feeding trial

There are many possible reasons why calves suffer from diarrhoea early in life. One of them is a pathogen called Cryptosporidium. On one of our trial farms, this pathogen caused an increased occurrence of diarrhoea; 20 % of the calves died. As the calves on this farm are reared to restock the herd, such frequent sickness and loss of calves was especially troublesome. Preventive measures used consisted of using Halocur® and a suitable antibiotic along with infusions in case of emergencies.
Due to the positive feedback we had received from customers on mymom® profimix, we instigated a trial aimed to take a closer look at the prophylactic use of a combination of mymom® start and mymom® profimix. 24 calves participated in this trial. Before the trial, faecal samples were taken from several calves, one of which was positive for Cryptosporidium. The calves were given a dose of mymom® start directly after colostrum-feeding, which was repeated the next day. From the third day on, a daily dose of mymom® profimix was added to their milk ration. mymom® profimix was administered up until the 10th day of life when the calves were switched to milk replacer.

Results

The combination of mymom® start and mymom® profimix had positive effects on the calves‘ health. All 24 calves in the trial have developed well, there were no losses. Both products were easily incorporated into the daily routine and were fed without any problems - not least due to the tasty vanilla flavour. There were isolated cases of diarrhoea, in which case the affected calves continued to be fed with mymom® profimix and received a one-time treatment with antibiotics. The calves continued to drink well during that time resulting in a fast recovery. Halocur® was not used over the course of this trial. 
The farm manager‘s time was saved, and workload reduced, as the calves required less treatment. This farm is still using mymom® start and mymom® profimix, as not only are the calves a lot fitter, but the farm manager was finally able to take sundays off again!

mymom® protect + mymom® profimix – bull calf

On a farm with 300 cows, the herd manager discovered a 4-day-old bull calf with very liquid faeces during his inspection. It refused its milk meal.

With a single administration of mymom® protect, the little bull got back on track and drank 150 g of mymom® profimix dissolved in 2 litres of water, as well as a full milk meal. Faeces consistency improved, the calf recovered. In this case, a second possible administration of mymom® protect wasn‘t even necessary.

By using mymom® protect and mymom® profimix at the right time, the calf could be put back on track without a long treatment and with little care effort.

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