30 October 2020

SmartCalfFat: Fat supplements to maximize calf productivity

Addition of lipids to calf rations is not generally practiced in Denmark. This is because appropriate types of lipid supplements and amounts are not established nor is it known at which growth phase lipid supplements will maximize productivity: during preruminant growth, after weaning or during both phases. This project will provide recommendations on the use of lipid supplements regarding amounts and types (saturated or unsaturated fatty acid sources) and the most appropriate growth phase (during preruminant growth, after weaning or during both) of supplementation that will add value to slaughter calf production.