Milk Replacers

Why Kent Milk Replacers?

Fast, Healthy Gains

Raising strong, healthy calves is one of the critical aspects of dairy herd management. A calf is born with only the abomasum (fourth stomach) functioning. Digestion is dependent on enzymes present in the abomasum, not on the action of rumen microorganisms as in older animals.

Proper dairy calf nutrition begins with a high-quality milk replacer. Kent milk replacer products exceed the nutritional needs of young calves and eliminate the disease and contamination risks of feeding waste milk. A high-quality milk replacer contains highly digestible sources of protein and fat as well as highly available sources of vitamins and minerals. Kent milk replacers mix readily and stay in suspension.

Performance Features

  • All Kent milk replacer products are formulated to meet or exceed NRC and industry requirements for protein, energy, minerals, trace minerals, and all vitamins including B vitamins.
  • All Kent milk replacer products have guaranteed levels of vitamins A, D, and E, which are especially important when feeding newborn or stressed calves. B vitamins are supplemented to NRC recommended levels to meet the B vitamin requirements until the calf is on dry feed and can produce B vitamins.
  • The fat in all Kent milk replacer products is high-quality animal fat with lecithin added for homogenization and emulsification. This provides maximum digestibility, good mixing and dispersion, and supplies an optimum energy level for growing calves.

Medication Options

Another advantage of feeding Kent milk replacer products instead of waste milk is the convenience of oral medication. Several medication options are offered such as antibiotics to stop the bacteria that cause scours and respiratory infections and coccidiostats to prevent coccidiosis. Follow feeding directions to ensure the desired level of medication is consumed.

BoVantage Advantage

BoVantage® technology is an all-natural; nutritional advantage for young calves and is exclusive to Kent Nutrition Group. It supports the optimum utilization of nutrients, combats stress, and supports a healthy immune system.

BoVantage® technology has been researched extensively at the Kent Product Development Center in calf milk replacers, calf starters, and calf growers. The results have been improved gains and feed intakes in early life when it is so important.

BoVantage Advantage

Because BoVantage® technology has consistently proved to be beneficial to young, stressed calves, Kent Nutrition Group has included it in the formulations of key products including Milk Formula 1™, Milk Formula 1™ Winterizer, Precision® Formula Premium, Precision® Formula Select and Velocity™ Formula. Please refer to this brochure for more detailed descriptions of these products.

ClariFly® Larvicide is a feed supplement that when included in the milk replacer can help with control of houseflies, stable flies, face flies and hornflies. ClariFly® prevents the emergence of adult flies from the manure of treated animals.
ClariFly® is a registered trademark of Wellmark International

MOS

Mannanoligosaccharides are obtained from yeast cell walls and are composed of two primary functional units: mannans and beta glucans. Research has shown mannans can bind to receptor sites on pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella reducing their growth in the intestine. Also, research has shown both components have stimulatory effects on the immune system. The results in calves are usually observed as healthier animals with better feed intake and weight gains.

Milk Formula 1Milk Formula 1™
Milk Formula 1 milk replacers are specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of the newborn calf.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 20.0%
Crude Fat, min 20.0%
Crude Fiber, max 0.15%
Calcium (Ca), min 0.75%
Calcium (Ca), max 1.25%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.7%
Vitamin A, min 30,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 10,000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 150 IU/lb­
   Features and Benefits
  • 20% protein from milk proteins
  • 20% high-quality fat that is protein encapsulated for good suspension
  • Processed by the KwikMix™ process for easy mixing
  • Contains BoVantage® technology and MOS for healthy performance and immune system support
  • Fortified with high levels of vitamins A, D, and E
  • Contains National Research Council (NRC) recommended levels of the B vitamins
  • Contains required minerals and trace minerals from highly available sources, including selenium from selenium yeast
   
Medication Options
  • Non-medicated
  • Neomycin/oxytetracycline (NT)*
  • Bovatec® (BOV)
  • ClariFly® in combination with NT or BOV during the fly season

 

Milk Formula 1 WinterizerMilk Formula 1™ Winterizer
Milk Formula 1™ Winterizer is a higher milk protein, higher energy milk replacer formulated for winter feeding when more energy and protein are required to maintain desired growth rates.

   Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein, min 22.0%
Crude Fat, min 24.0%
Crude Fiber, max 0.15%
Calcium (Ca), min 0.75%
Calcium (Ca), max 1.25%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.7%
Vitamin A, min 30,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 10,000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 150 IU/lb­
   Features and Benefits
  • 22% protein from milk proteins
  • 24% high-quality fat that is protein encapsulated for good suspension
  • Processed by the KwikMix™ process for easy mixing
  • Contains BoVantage® technology and MOS for healthy performance and immune system support
  • Fortified with high levels of vitamins A, D, and E
  • Contains National Research Council recommended levels of the B vitamins
  • Contains required minerals and trace minerals from highly available sources including selenium from selenium yeast
Medication Options
  • Non-medicated
  • Neomycin/oxytetracycline (NT)*
  • ClariFly® in combination with NT during the fly season

 

Precision Formula PremiumPrecision® Formula Premium
Precision® Formula Premium is a premium-quality milk replacer containing a combination of proteins and additives that support best-cost growth in calves, including those that may be raised in stressful conditions.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 20.0%
Crude Fat, min 20.0%
Crude Fiber, max 0.15%
Ash, max 8.50%
Calcium, min 0.75%
Calcium, max 1.25%
Phosphorus, min 0.7%
Selenium, min 0.3 ppm
Vitamin A, min 35,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 10,000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 300 IU/lb
Vitamin B12, min 0.005 mg/lb
   Features and Benefits
  • 20% protein from multiple quality protein sources to get calves off to a healthy start and onto dry feeds in a timely manner
  • 20% higher quality fat that is protein encapsulated for good suspension
  • Processed by partial agglomeration process for economical suspension when mixed with water
  • Contains BoVantage® technology, bovine plasma, and MOS for healthy performance and immune system support
  • Fortified with high levels of vitamins A, D, and E (300 IU/lb)
  • B vitamins added at National Research Council (NRC) recommended levels
  • Contains required minerals and trace minerals from highly available sources, including selenium from selenium yeast
Medication Options
  • Non-medicated
  • Neomycin/oxytetracycline (NT)*
  • ClariFly® in combination with NT during the fly season

 

Precision Formula SelectPrecision® Formula Select
Precision® Formula Select is formulated with a balanced combination of milk proteins and soy protein concentrate for good, economical performance.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 21.0%
Crude Fat, min 20.0%
Crude Fiber, max 0.5%
Calcium, min 0.75%
Calcium, max 1.25%
Phosphorus, min 0.7%
Vitamin A, min 30,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 10,000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 150 IU/lb
   Features and Benefits
  • 21% protein from milk proteins and soy protein concentrate
  • 20% high-quality fat that is protein encapsulated for good suspension
  • Processed by the KwikMix™ process for easy mixing
  • Fortified with high levels of vitamins A, D, and E
  • B vitamins added at National Research Council (NRC) recommended levels
  • Contains required minerals and trace minerals from highly available sources, including selenium from selenium yeast
  • BoVantage® technology for immune system support
  • Contains APEXTM, a blend of specific plant extracts from garlic, anise, cinnamon, rosemary and thyme that research indicates encourages feed intake and enhances calf performance in conjunction with the protein sources in Select
   Medication Options
  • Non-medicated
  • Bovatec® (BOV)
  • ClariFly® in combination with BOV during the fly season

 

Velocity FormulaVelocity™ Formula
Velocity™ Formula is an all-milk protein; highly fortified milk replacer designed for advanced feeding and management of dairy replacement heifers. Years of research by universities and Kent Nutrition Group has shown that heifers on an intensive feeding program may: obtain 60% more growth in their first 6 weeks of life; calve earlier (22-24 months); and have an economic advantage during their first lactation.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, not less than 24.00%
Crude Fat, not less than 18.00%
Crude Fiber, not more than 0.15%
Calcium, not less than 0.75%
Calcium, not more than 1.25%
Phosphorus, not less than 0.60%
Vitamin A, not less than 30,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, not less than 10,000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, not less than 150 IU/lb
   Features and Benefits
  • 24% protein from milk and plasma proteins
  • 18% high-quality fat that is protein encapsulated for good suspension
  • Processed by the KwikMix™ process for easy mixing
  • Contains BoVantage® technology, bovine plasma, and MOS for healthy performance and immune system support
  • Fortified with high levels of vitamins A, D, and E
  • Contains National Research Council (NRC) recommended levels of the B vitamins
  • Contains required minerals and trace minerals from highly available sources, including selenium from selenium yeast
   Medication Options
  • Non-medicated
  • Neomycin/oxytetracycline (NT)*
  • ClariFly® in combination with NT during the fly season

 

Commercial Calf

Commercial Calf milk replacers contain only milk proteins formulated for good economical performance.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 20.0%
Crude Fat, min 20.0%
Crude Fiber, max 0.15%
Calcium (Ca), min 0.75%
Calcium (Ca), max 1.25%
Phosphorus (P), min 0.7%
Vitamin A, min 30,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D3, min 10,000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min 150 IU/lb
   Features and Benefits
  • 20% protein from milk proteins
  • 20% high-quality fat that is protein encapsulated for good suspension
  • Processed by partial agglomeration process for economical suspension when mixed with water
  • Fortified with high levels of vitamins A, D, and E
  • Contains National Research Council (NRC) recommended levels of the B vitamins
  • Contains required minerals and trace minerals from highly available sources, including selenium from selenium yeast
   
Medication Options
  • Non-medicated
  • Neomycin/oxytetracycline (NT)*
  • ClariFly® in combination with NT during the fly season

 

Custom-Formulated Milk Replacers

For the calf raiser who may have specific nutritional or feeding needs that differ from Kent mainline milk replacers, Kent Nutrition Group specialists can formulate customer-specific milk replacers. Contact your local Kent Nutrition Group representative or Customer Service for details.

 

*CAUTION: Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Effective January 1, 2017, this product will no longer be approved for increased rate of weight gain or improved feed efficiency, which means the use of this product for these purposes will no longer be legal.