CALTECH Crystalyx will be profiling its new range of dairy products at the 2022 Royal Ulster Winter Fair.
It is a development that follows-on from the completion of, possibly, the largest series of dairy cattle nutrition research trials ever undertaken in Europe.
The results confirm the absolute priority for milk producers to ensure that their management standards match the genetic merit of their animals from birth through to calving and, thereafter, the full lactational requirements of their stock on an ongoing basis.
This work has also confirmed that such an approach will deliver for dairy farming businesses across all measurable metrics of sustainability: production related and environmental.
The Caltech Crystalyx funded trials were carried out at a number of Europe’s leading centres of dairy research.
Caltech’s David Morgan explained: “The research results will have a direct application on dairy farms across Northern Ireland.
“The challenge of heifer rearing is a case in point. The research clearly shows that if the growth of heifers is stalled at any stage in their development up to the first 100 days post calving, the end result will be a sustained and cumulative impact in their ability to produce milk on a sustainable basis over a long number of lactations.
“Beyond this, the trials have highlighted the need to meet the specific nutritional needs of the transition cow and those animals during the first 100 days of their new lactation.”
Specifically, the research results have been used to validate the merit of the new Crystalyx range of nutritional solutions, designed to meet the specific needs of dairy farms.
The new products have been developed with the over-arching theme: ‘Do dairy differently’.
Calf 100 is a case in point. It acts to promote early rumen development and stronger immunity in young animals. Calf 100 is a feed lick specially designed to stimulate an early appetite for dry feed in young calves.
Mr Morgan again: “Calf 100 is a feed lick that has been specifically designed to stimulate an early appetite for dry feed in young calves.
“Dairy farmers across Northern Ireland have been using the product with tremendous results confirmed. They have found that providing young calves with 24:7 access to a feed block that has been specifically formulated to meet the specific nutritional needs of these animals delivers significant benefits in terms of daily growth rates. Health standards are also improved.”
Calf 100 will be profiled at this year’s Royal Ulster Winter Fair.
The new Caltech:Crystalyx dairy range joins the company’s well established range of products, targeting the production and management needs of that sector.
These include Easy Breather. It is a feed lick specially designed to alleviate stress and respiratory problems in calves and growing cattle.
Containing menthol and eucaly-ptus, this unique feed block allows young animals to maintain a healthy respiratory system on a totally natural basis.
Calves and weanlings are par-ticularly prone to respiratory ailments as they have not developed any natural immunity to many infectious organisms.
The severity of the problems can vary from a mild nasal discharge and coughing in a group of calves, to severe pneumonia with some deaths.
Easy Breather acts to optimise performance by stimulating forage intakes and digestibility while pro-viding all essential mineral, trace elements and vitamins. It also helps animals regain appetite after a stress or challenge.
In essence, Easy Breather is a powerful, natural aid to help calves resist respiratory challenges. The product also reduces the risk of growth checks.
Mr Morgan concluded: “Full details on the new Caltech: Crystalyx dairy range will be available from our Winter Fair stand. All visitors will be made more than welcome throughout the day.”
n Caltech Crystalyx will be on Stand EK 65 at the Winter Fair. All visitors will be made more than welcome throughout the day.
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