Healthy calves with Totalveau
Totalveau is a complete feed for calves that contains enough fibre to replace forage in the ration.
The idea behind this feed concept is to provide young calves with an unlimited supply of a complete feed so they can maintain a good body condition. More uniform calves are raised because the less dominant calves also have access to the feed at all times.
To improve rumen development and post-weaning growth in young heifers, Totalveau combines several sources of energy including:
It also contains organic selenium, B-complex vitamins, appetite stimulants, essential oils and yeast to promote dry matter intake and improve feed efficiency.
It starts with good management
The effectiveness of Totalveau depends on good care, proper colostrum management and a clean feeding environment.
When using Totalveau, it is very important to ensure that the feeders never go empty and that the calves have access to sufficient good quality water.
It is also recommended that a small amount of forage is offered when the calves reach 4 kg of feed intake per day, at around three and a half to four months of age.
Innovation that keeps improving
The idea of Totalveau was first introduced in the United States in the 1990s in response to a forage shortage. It was introduced in Canada a few years later for the same reasons. Since then, it has been constantly improved through new research.
The Totalveau pellet has been reformulated to be even harder and more palatable. This means that it can now be fed to calves from birth. It is no longer necessary to start with different feeds, but as with all feeds for young calves, it is recommended to start with small amounts over several meals.