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OPTI-MILK Essential 22.5:20


Full potential calf milk replacer with all the essentials for a healthier today and a more productive tomorrow.

  • Natural all milk high protein for efficient calf growth

  • Homogenized small particle size for easy digestion.

  • Agglomeration technology provides superior mixability and more even suspension.

Protein/fat content to support optimal digestibility and maximum daily gain.

Medium-chain fatty acids highly digestible sources to allow for maximum energy to be quickly allocated to growth and development.

Essential vitamins and minerals including readily absorbed selenium.

Plasma a highly digestible source of functional proteins, which enhance immunoglobulin levels for optimal intestinal environment and protection against disease causing pathogens.

MOS a yeast extract prebiotic to develop and support a healthy gut microbiome and increase nutrient absorption.

Digestarom® a mixture of essential oils, herbs, spices, extracts and natural flavors to optimize feed intake and protein digestion and utilization

Bovatec® for the control of coccidiosis

ClariFly® seasonally added to help decrease fly populations

(Bovatec® is a trademark of Zoetis, ClariFly® is a trademark of Wellmark International, Digestarom® is a trademark of BioMin)

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein(Min)22.50%
Crude Fat(Min)20.00%
Crude Fiber(Max)0.10%
Vitamin A(Min)35000 IU/LB
Vitamin D3(Min)10000 IU/LB
Vitamin E(Min)150 IU/LB
Lasalocid(Bovatec®)30.00 mg/lb
Seasonally formulated with Diflubenzuron(ClariFly®)9.1g/ton

Feeding Instructions

Body Weight (lbs)Powder Weight (lbs)Final Vol. to Feed (Quarts)

The safety of Lasalocid in unapproved species has not been established. Do not allow horses or other equines, dogs or cats, access to feed containing lasalocid as ingestion may be fatal.

A withdrawal period has not been established for Lasalocid in pre-ruminating cattle. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.

Dairy Feeding Guidelines

For Calves and Heifers:

  • Feed large breed calves 4 quarts of high quality colostrum within 2 hours of birth and again 12 hours later. Adjust amounts for small breed calves. If colostrum quality or quantity is low, consider using a colostrum supplement or replacer.

  • Offer free choice water from day 2.

  • Offer free choice calf starter from day 3, starting with a small amount, and increasing as they begin to eat. Calves weaned at 8 weeks of age or less should be consuming 3-4 pounds of starter grain per head per day. Never let calves go without available starter.

  • Wean calves off milk over a 10-16 day period.

  • At 12 weeks, gradually switch to heifer grower pellet, offering increasing amounts of hay.

Milk Replacer Feeding:

  • See product tag for feeding guidelines for optimal biologic growth.

  • Weigh MR powder every feeding for accuracy and consistency.

  • Mix MR powder in 110-120° F. water. Feed to calves soon thereafter, at 105° F.

  • Mix MR powder thoroughly with half of the desired final liquid volume. Add water to reach final volume and temperature; mix or whisk solution thoroughly. Feed immediately.

  • For large mixing batches, agitate while dispensing to individual feeding containers to prevent settling.

Acidified Milk Replacer Feeding:

  • Check milk replacer solution pH prior to feeding to ensure 4.0-4.5 pH.

  • Keep at 70-90°F after mixing and feed free choice via nipple feeder.

  • Mix fresh every 24-28 hours.

  • Keep equipment, nipples and hoses clean daily.


Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Dried Whey, Dried Whey Product, Dried Skimmed Milk, Dried Milk Protein, Animal Plasma, Animal Fat (preserved with BHA and BHT), Coconut Oil (preserved with BHA and BHT), Lecithin, Polysorbate 80, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Yeast Extract, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine L-Threonine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K3), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Calcium Silicate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Selenium Yeast and Natural & Artificial Flavor.

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