The NRC calculator evaluates the potential daily growth in energy and protein for dairy calves. It does this by taking into account user-provided information such as the amount of whole milk/and or milk replacer given, the solid content, protein and fat levels in whole milk, milk replacer’s protein, fat, moisture and ash content, starter grain consumption, protein content, metabolizable energy content, calf weight and the surrounding temperature.
This tool allows you to analyse different feeding strategies involving milk replacer, whole milk, or a combination of both. You can also compare two strategies side by side on a single interface.
This calculator provides data on the allowable daily gain in energy and protein for each dietary plan. This makes it easy to assess any limitations on increasing the potential weight gain of the calf.