LifeStart Energized Calf Milk
A revolution in early life nutrition

LifeStart science indicates that there are benefits to be gained in modern dairy herds from having higher energy levels and lower osmolality in milk replacers.

Energized Calf Milk (ECM) is the first in a range of products designed to revolutionise the way we feed calves. ECM has been designed to support the LifeStart objectives:

A revolution in early life nutrition (Commercial brochure)
A LifeStart feeding schedule with Energized Calf Milk improves pre-weaning growth (Technical bulletin)

LifeStart Themes

Metabolic Programming
Glucose metabolism
Role of fat in calf nutrition
Lactobalance, hydration, and osmoregulation
Most LifeStart science articles on this site relate to a particular stage of the life of a calf or dairy cow. However, some general themes are not related to a particular stage of life. For a full understanding of LifeStart science, please review the information related to the 4 themes above:

Latest LifeStart studies

Colostrum Management
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Relation between colostrum characteristics and colostrum quality measured with a Brix refractometer
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Calves included in the Kempenshof trial had an improved growth as a result of a LifeStart feeding schedule
Weaning strategies
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Gradual weaning improves the growth of dairy calves
Calf to heifer
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A LifeStart calf feeding schedule in dairy calves reduces the age at first pregnancy and first calving