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Feeding the dairy-beef calf

16 June 2021
Type Factsheet

A Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Fact Sheet

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Feeding the dairy-beef calf correctly from arrival to weaning is critical to achieve the desired levels of live weight gain and to ensure a successful calf rearing period.

This factsheet covers the following: 

  • Key targets of the calf rearing period
  • Selecting a calf milk replacer
  • Milk replacer feeding levels
  • Mixing milk replacer
  • Concentrate feeding
  • Forage supplementation
  • Weaning

Find out more about the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme here