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Shamrock Calf Feed Block

I run a Spring calving milking herd and use Shamrock Calf Feed Block to rear my calves from 10 weeks old. The calves are in great condition with excellent average daily weight gains, and in July were averaging 200kg. The calves are doing very well and I am very happy with the product. Another benefit of the Shamrock Calf Feed Blocks is that I don’t need to be buying meal and feeding the calves myself everyday.”
John McCarthy
CLONAKILTY, CO CORK DAIRY & BEEF FARMER

Shamrock Calf Feed Block

Uses:

Seaweed based calf block with rumen buffer and essential minerals, trace elements and vitamins.

Benefits:

√ Contains soya protein, oils and fats and given to calves from 10 weeks old.
√ Once sufficient good quality grass is available to the calf at all times, no extra ration in the diet is necessary when the Calf Feed Block is available.
√ EMX can be added to the Calf Feed Block to enhance the integrity of the gut and prevent the manifestation of scours. Eg: coccidia

Available in:

35 kg bucket

Consumption Rate:

√ 150 to 200 g/calf/day
√ Allow 1 bucket per 20 calves

On good grass, the cost of feeding your calf with the Shamrock Calf Feed Block is 25c/calf/day.

Shamrock Dairy Special Block

Shamrock Calf Feed Block is high in crude protein(soya protein), minerals, trace elements and vitamins and can be given to calves from 8 weeks (once rumen has developed). On excellently managed and quality grass, no extra ration in the diet is necessary. The unique formulation of the Calf Feed Block uses a specific blend of rumen buffers which allows the calf to use grass more efficiently for low cost calf rearing, while promoting target weights and performance.

Features and Benefits:

  • Seaweed based calf block
  • Contains a rumen buffer for improved digestion and feed efficiency as well as essential minerals, trace elements and vitamins.
  • The Calf Feed Block contains soya protein, oils and fats and given to calves from 8 weeks old.
  • Low usage rate.
  • Available 24 hours a day.
  • Most convenient way of rearing calves with reduced labour, no wildlife contamination, increased weight gain with lower investment.
  • EMX™ can be added to the Calf Feed Block to prevent the manifestation of scours.
  • The average cost of rearing your calves on Shamrocks calf feed blocks is on average 30% less than on concentrates.
  • Allow one bucket per 20 calves and average consumption rate is 150 to 200 g/calf/day.

The use of Shamrock Calf Products result in:

  • Improved Immunity for Calf Health
  • Increase rate of rumen development
  • Target weights achieved sooner
  • Weaned earlier
  • Less Labour intensive

Key Points about Shamrock Dairy Special Block

I run a Spring calving milking herd and use Shamrock Calf Feed Block to rear my calves from 10 weeks old. The calves are in great condition with excellent average daily weight gains, and in July were averaging 200kg. The calves are doing very well and I am very happy with the product. Another benefit of the Shamrock Calf Feed Blocks is that I don’t need to be buying meal and feeding the calves myself everyday.”
John McCarthy
Clonakilty, Co Cork - Dairy & Beef Farmer
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