Nutrinza Limited, is the sole importer of Blossom Hi Spec Calf Milk Replacer. Blossom Hi Spec holds the largest market share in Ireland, England, Norway and Scandinavia.
The one-bag product, dissolves very easily in cold or warm water (not above 40C).
The nutritional specs.:
- 25% protein
- 17% fat
- 46% sugars
- 19.6 MJ ME/kg powder
Based on a (July 2019) Waikato / BOP delivered on farm price and a $7-payout, Blossom Hi Spec is 23% more cost effective than taking milk out the vat. There are much bigger benefits, other than a possible financial advantage.
The protein in Blossom Hi Spec is ultra-filtrated whey protein (which is the major protein found in colostrum) which is not heat-treated. It therefore retains the original molecular structure and consequently is much easier to digest than conventional heat-treated product (be it casein or whey-based).
Most immunoglobulins (“antibodies”) and other bio-active compounds are still intact and active, again as opposed to heat-treated product. This means the gut is well protected from bacterial, viral and protozoal diseases; more so than with fresh milk or conventional CMR’s.
The product is higher in protein than in fat by design; the aim is to get fast, lean growth rather than fat deposition. Fat deposition in immature udders leads to lower production levels as heifers and adults and this is for life.
We’ve had a good number of clients use Blossom Hi Spec over the last two years and we can confirm we do seem to get fast, lean growth (around 1 kg BWG per day) with calves achieving high skeletal growth.
For twice a day feeding start off with Blossom Hi Spec at 2 litres per feed, fed twice a day (2 x 2L) = 600g of CMR based on the 150g (mixed in 850ml water) feeding rate. Increase this from Day 6 to get to 6L/day by day 19 (this will be equivalent to 900g CMR per calf per day).
Based on this the kg/calf required is:
Day 1 – 5: 4 days x 600g = 2.4kg
Day 6 – 18: 13 days x 750g average = 9.75kg (Increase rate by about 21g/day to get to 900g at day 19)
Day 19 – 42: 24 days x 900g = 21.6kg
Day 43 – 55: 12 days x 450g average = 5.4kg (Decrease rate by about 70g/day to get to weaning by day 55)
Total: Approx. 39kg based on the 900g/calf/day approach
Blossom Hi Spec is ideal for once-a-day, twice-a-day, ad-lib feeding or robotic-calf feeding
Blossom Hi Spec use the Imunopro ® process to concentrate the proteins, fat and sugar components, using it as a base for the product formulation
Blossom Hi Spec includes the full range of vitamins and minerals required by growing calves
- The Nutry-Lyst ™ health supplement is added
- for improved gut performance
- nutrient absorption
- reduced risk of diarrhoea
- Blossom Hi Spec has added butyrate to drive
- gut blood flow and villi growth
- promote water absorption and
- stimulate enzyme secretion
….. for improved digestive performance
Blossom Hi Spec has a shelf life of 15 months.