HP 300 - Ease the transition from calf to ruminant for faster calf growth

Product application

HP 300 is a specialty soy protein for young calf pre-starter feed suitable for ad libitum feeding from day 2 until post-weaning.

  • In vivo digestibility is 92%
  • Low content of anti-nutritional factors
  • Also available as non-GM
  • More uniform calf herd
  • Clean calves with more firm feces
  • 2kg heavier carcass weight
  • 1000g weight gain at weaning

Recommended inclusion rate

  • 15 – 20% inclusion in starter feed

Product testing

Crude protein and amino acid digestibility in 17-days-old calves is overall better in HP 300 compared to regular SBM. The flow of amino acid to duodenum is higher and the urea plasma concentration indicates better amino acid deposition in calves when fed HP 300 – a prerequisite for growth.

A commercial Dutch rosé calf operation has tested HP 300 in pre-starter feed. The results showed a more uniform calf herd where small calves grow better on HP 300 and nearly reach the same weight as bigger calves. Overall, calves fed HP 300 had on average 4kg higher live weight and 2kg higher carcass weight at slaughter, week 32.

Feeding HP 300 in pre-starter to 14-day-old calves getting skim-milk based CMR results in cleaner hindquarters and more firm feces compared to SBM. Trial from Aarhus University, Foulum in Denmark.

HP 300 pre-starter feed

Young calves depend on sound rumen development for a smooth transition from milk to the grower phase after weaning. A pre-starter feed with HP 300 is the key to developing the rumen efficiently from an early stage.

Our specialty soy protein is suitable for ad libitum feeding from day 2 until post-weaning. With HP 300 in your pre-starter feed for calves you get these benefits:

• Increased growth

• Palatable taste

Return on investment

Contact our calf nutritionists to estimate the potential return on investment for your farm.
By using your key feed and production figures we can help to find out how much more profit you can expect when you replace soybean meal in your calf starter feed with HP 300.

Nutritional dialogue

Our technical and nutritional advisory service is a core element in our business philosophy – available to you as our customer either directly or through our international network of competent distributors. Feel free to contact us for formulation suggestions to meet your specific needs or if you are interested in the feeding trial documentation behind the results.

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