Country Calf Milk

The Perfect Start

Country Calf Milk


Country Calf Milk


A Recipe for the Perfect Start

The Country Calf Milk Replacer range is formulated and manufactured to optimise and accelerate calf growth while offering the highest quality and best value available.
Our range of calf milk replacers have been developed to perform under Irish and UK market conditions feeding under Irish & UK market conditions and have been tested in all feeding systems to ensure optimal performance.

All products combine a well-balanced milk-protein and fat-level content. Each bag of Country Calf Milk Replacer contains probiotics, prebiotics as well as an optimal essential oil, vitamin and mineral package.

All our formulas are easy to mix, offering high digestibility to maximise feed intake, providing calves with the perfect start possible.

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Our Quality Guarantee

Quality Ingredients:

The fundamentals of Country Calf Milk Replacer are milk powder, oils, fats and minerals, analysed thoroughly to determine optimum composition and nutrient content.
Only the finest ingredients are used to ensure high digestibility and calf vitality.

Excellent Mixability:

The quality of the manufacturing process ensure all Country Calf Milk Replacers have excellent mixability making them suitable for bucket, machine or computerised feeding systems.

New Technology:

State-of-the-art mixing and packaging installations guarantee our milk replacers are safe and hygienic. Our double sealed bags within separate, plastic liners allow for easy on-farm storage.

Quality Assurance:

Laboratory technicians test and evaluate all incoming ingredients. Testing continues throughout the manufacturing process which guarantee our milk replacers provide the best on-farm performance.

Our range

We offer 3 three different types of milk replacers to suit all production targets.


High quality whey based milk replacer for cost effective calf rearing.

  • Whey based.

  • High digestibility.

  • Suitable for all rearing systems.

  • Added vitamins & minerals.

Analytical Components
Crude Protein 23%
Crude Fat 18%
Crude Ash 7%
Crude Fibre 0.1%
Probiotic 20x109 KBE Enterococcus faecium M74®, NCIMB 11181, E1708


High performance affordable skim based milk replacer for achieving high growth rates.

  • Skim based.

  • Superb digestibility.

  • Enhanced coat shine.

  • Suitable for enhanced production targets.

Analytical Components
Crude Protein 23%
Crude Fat 18%
Crude Ash 6.5%
Crude Fibre 0.05%
Probiotic 20x109 KBE Enterococcus faecium M74®, NCIMB 11181, E1708


Outstanding performance skim based milk replacer for achieving accelerated growth where enhanced vitality is a priority.

  • Skim based.

  • Maximum digestibility.

  • High nutritional value.

  • Formulated for optimal growth, health and performance.

Analytical Components
Crude Protein 23%
Crude Fat 18%
Crude Ash 6.5%
Crude Fibre 0.05%
Probiotic 20x109 KBE Enterococcus faecium M74®, NCIMB 11181, E1708

Features & Benefits


  • Easy mix formulation.

  • Ideal for bucket mixing and computerised calf feeders.

  • Suitable for once or twice a day.

  • Dual purpose suitable for dairy and beef calves.


  • Ensures the perfect start for early growth rates.

  • Supports early rumen development.

  • Comprehensive vitamin and mineral package with added prebiotics and probiotics

Recommended Mixing & Feeding Instructions:

Age (day) Feeds (per day) Litres/Feed (L) Concentration (g) Daily Intake (g)
1-4 2 2.5 L Colostrum Colostrum
5-14 2 2 L 125 g/l 500 g
15-28 1 2.5 L 250 g/l 625 g
29-W 1 2.5 L 250 g/l 625 g

Mixing Ratio: 125g powder + 875ml water = 1 litre finished concentration.

Bucket Feeding:

  1. Add water to the bucket and heat to a temperature of 45°C.
  2. Weigh the powder and add it the bucket of water.
  3. Mix to a creamy, smooth consistency and add cool clean water to make up the required volume. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Check the temperature of the mixed concentration and feed at body temperature 38°-40°C
Age (day) Feeds (per day) Litres/Feed (L) Concentration (g) Daily Intake(g)
1-4 2 2.5 L Colostrum Colostrum
5-14 2 2 L 125 g/l 500 g
15-28 2 2.5 L 125 g/l 625 g
29-W 2 2.5 L 125 g/l 625 g

Country Calf Milk Replacers are typically fed at a concentration of 12.5% (125 g/kg dry matter)

All feeding recommendations are a guideline for a calf entering the unit 40kg live weight and may be increased or decreased proportionately depending on the rearing system and growth rate required.

  1. Ensure calves receive adequate volumes of high quality colostrum within the first 5 hours of life.
  2. Ensure calves have ad libitum access to fresh water and forage at all times.
  3. Ensure clean equipment is used when mixing milk powder to avoid unnecessary contamination.

Milk Replacer Explained

Why Feed Milk Replacer?


It is typically cheaper to feed milk replacer to dairy calves than it is to feed saleable whole milk. Milk replacers are made from by-products of the milk manufacturing industry. Whey, the major protein source for milk replacers, is a by-product of cheese manufacturing and is usually much cheaper than other milk protein sources such as casein and skim milk.
The use of high quality, lower cost ingredients makes milk replacer a more economic choice than whole milk.


Milk replacers offer a variety of choices when it comes to ingredients and nutrient levels. This provides flexibility that makes it easier for a variety of farms to meet their management needs. Additives such as vitamins and minerals can easily be supplied through milk replacer.
In addition, protein and fat levels in milk replacers can be selected to enhance calf growth objectives and to respond to climatic conditions.

Disease Prevention:

Calves are especially vulnerable to disease. Diseases can be transmitted from cow to calf through unpasteurised milk. As a result, disease prevention issues contribute greatly to the popularity and use of milk replacers.

Advantages of Milk Replacer

  • Cost benefit over saleable whole milk.

  • When formulated correctly there is less risk of digestive upsets and scours.

  • Easier to store and handle than liquid foods.

  • Easily fortified with additional vitamins and minerals.

  • Less risk of disease transfer from cow to calf.

  • Well suited to automated calf feeding systems.

Whey vs. Skim?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions. See the overview below to decide on what best suits your production targets.

Whey Based Milk Replacer

Whey is the by-product of cheese making and is formed by drying the residue after extraction of the fluid from the curds and cheese. Whey-based powders are digested in the small intestine and do not form a clot in the abomasum due to the absence of casein. Whey based powders are high in lactose and minerals. When the lactose is crystallised and removed the substance is called delactosed whey.

Delactosed whey is one of the primary ingredients used in Country Calf Milk Replacers as these milk proteins are more digestible and possess more desirable amino acid profiles. As a result of the low temperature manufacturing process whey proteins are also found to have higher levels of immunoglobulins found naturally in milk and colostrum.

Advantages of Whey Based Milk Replacer

  • Generally cheaper than skim based milk replacers.

  • Highly digestible.

  • Healthy growth and development in line with whole milk.

  • Excellent amino acid profile.

Skim Based Milk Replacer

Skim milk powder is made by dehydrating milk after the removal of the majority of its milk fat content. The term 'skim' refers to a dairy protein which contains approximately 80% casein and 20% whey proteins. The casein in skim based milk replacers forms a clot in the abomasum and is digested like whole milk resulting in a slow release of proteins. As a result the risk of digestive upsets and incidences of scour is reduced.

Advantages of Skim Based Milk Replacer

  • Clot formation in the abomasum and as a result digested like whole milk.

  • Slower protein release.

  • Reduces the risk of digestive upsets.

  • Minimises the incidence of scour.

  • Improved calf performance and development.

In summary most whey and skim based milk replacers have similar protein and fat levels. The main difference between the two is how it is digested in the calves’ stomach with skim based milk replacers offering a slower, gradual release of proteins, resulting in improved performance and growth.

Country Calf Milk Replacers ensure the perfect start whether you choose a whey or skim based milk replacer.

If you do require any further advice on selecting suitable mixing and feeding regimes, and achieving your calf performance objectives please get in touch.

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Contact Us

Country Calf Milk
Unit 2N Grants Park
Greenogue Business Park
Co. Dublin

01 513 3171