Anti-diarrhoeal treatment for your young livestock
An alternative calf anti-scour product, OptiCalf is a coarser milled zeolite product sold through many rural retailers such as Farmlands, PGG Wrightsons, FarmSource, Essential Nutrition and Wonder Minerals.
What is OptiCalf?
BioGro certified as an organic input, OptiCalf™ is a standard grade natural zeolite supplement that when fed to calves significantly reduces scours, stimulates livestock immune systems and enhances calves resistance to disease.
OptiCalf is a BPM zeolite mined from the Taupo volcanic zone and manufactured locally. Natural BPM zeolites have an extensive internal three dimensional porous structure giving it the unique ability to absorb, adsorb, hold, release and exchange water, ions and nutrients according to conditions of the surrounding environment.*
Ask for OptiCalf at your local rural retailer.
Question: How do I use OptiCalf?
- Addition rates from 10-20 grams per calf per day – or ad lib as necessary.
- OptiCalf can be added to your calf meal mix, or placed directly into feed troughs to allow calves to self-manage their intake. You cannot overfeed OptiCalf.
- Due to the palatability, Opticalf can be used to transition calves onto hard feed, just sprinkle on top of their meal.
- Ensure calves have access to plenty of fresh water.