Dutch farmer Erik Hag has around 1,000 pink veal calves on his farm in the Netherlands. CORNGOLD® Corn Gluten Feed has provided him with an excellent price to quality ratio and fits in very well with the current livestock ration.
CORNGOLD® Corn Gluten Feed is preserved as silage then acidified in the production unit; this is beneficial when it comes to preservation and helps to reduce losses during ensiling and feeding.
‘The high dry matter of the CORNGOLD® is very good for pink veal calves’, says Erik.
“Since I’ve started feeding them CORNGOLD® Corn Gluten Feed, the manure consistency and digestibility has improved significantly. The energy and high starch content stimulate the growth of the calves.”
The pink veal calves are slaughtered before reaching 8 months of age and in this short period, Erik needs to achieve the highest growth possible to achieve the highest possible slaughter weight. He says: “I’m now feeding CORNGOLD® Corn Gluten Feed and a more luxurious milk powder, so I’m achieving a higher growth per day and I expect to have a 10 to 15 kg higher slaughter weight.”
Since I’ve started feeding them CORNGOLD®, the manure consistency and digestibility has improved significantly. The energy and high starch content stimulate the growth of the calves.
He has seen great improvements in both the animals’ growth and health: “It is going very well and the calves look great!”