Dairy calves regulate their intake of calf milk replacer on the basis of energy density

Role of fat in calf nutrition
Lifestart themes

Key takeaways from the research

  • Calves regulate their intake of milk replacer based on energy density

  • Exchanging part of the lactose has no effect on the performance of dairy calves

  • Calves fed milk replacer where lactose was exchanged for fat exhibited fewer signs of hunger during weaning