HP 300 - Ease the transition from calf to ruminant for faster calf growth
HP 300 from HAMLET PROTEIN is a high quality protein ingredient for efficient calf growth. Young calves depend on sound rumen development for sufficient energy supply as well as clean and digestible proteins for a smooth transition from milk to the post-weaning grower phase. That way rosé calves and replacement heifers reach their slaughter weight earlier, and heifers get the best start to their productive life as an adult dairy cow.
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
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.