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Calf Milk Finisher with Bovatec®

Second-stage milk replacer for calves

NRM Calf Milk Finisher is an economical, non-curding calf milk replacer intended to be fed as a secondary calf milk replacer in a two stage feeding system.

Directions for use

NRM Calf Milk Finisher is intended to be fed to calves that are at least 14 days of age as a second stage option after feeding whole milk or colostrum, or NRM Calf Milk Replacer. Can be used to fortify whole milk or extend whole milk when stocks are limited.

Decide on which feeding option from the tables below best applies to your situation.

Mixing ratio: Typically, either use 150g NRM Calf Milk Finisher powder made up to one litre with water when fed twice daily, or, 300g NRM Calf Milk Finisher powder when fed once daily.

Dissolve NRM Calf Milk Finisher powder in hot (45-55°C – not boiling) water. Mix to a creamy, smooth consistency and add cool water to make up the required amount. Feed at body temperature (38-40°C). Mix only when required.

Ensure calves have a good intake of quality colostrum for the first 4 days after birth. Continue feeding colostrum, whole milk or a premium calf milk replacer such as NRM Calf Milk Replacer (CMR) until at least aged 14 days and then complete the rearing up to weaning with NRM Calf Milk Finisher. Keep buckets, bottles and other equipment clean.

Ensure calves have access to long fibre and quality calf feed.

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Feeding Programme - once a day system

1-422.5Colostrum Only
5-1422Colostrum/whole milk or CMR

Feeding Programme - twice a day system

1-422.5Colostrum Only
5-1422Colostrum/whole milk or CMR

Ingredients selected from

Whole milk powder, whey powder, vegetable fats, soy protein, vitamins, minerals, Bovatec® 20CC. Additional copper or selenium should only be given following consultation with a nutritionist or veterinarian.

Typical analysis (approximate on an as fed basis)

Crude Protein24%
Crude Fat 20%


Store between 10 and 20°C in clean, dry conditions. Do not expose to direct sunlight and avoid contact with floor and walls.


Caution: Do not feed to any animal species other than those stipulated on the label.

Calf Milk Finisher with Bovatec® 20CC



CONTAINS: Bovatec® 20CC at 500g/tonne (100mg/kg Lasalocid sodium)


INDICATIONS: As an aid in the control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria species in goats and cattle. Feed a 50kg calf 0.5kg/ day of NRM Calf Milk Finisher with Bovatec® to provide 1mg lasalocid/kg body weight. Up to 2mg lasalocid/kg live weight is indicated where severe coccidial challenge is expected or where a wide range of individual live weights occur within a group.

Ensure young animals are adapted to medicated feed for 2 to 3 weeks prior to weaning, as coccidia challenge is most likely in the 8 weeks after weaning. In any case, initiate treatment at least 2 days prior to coccidial challenge.


CONTRAINDICATIONS: Care must be exercised when feeding concurrently with other antimicrobials. Do not feed with other ionophores, e.g. monensin capsules, liquid or premix. Do not exceed the recommended dose rates. Not to be used for singledose treatment.


CAUTION: Do not feed to bobby calves. Do not allow dogs, horses (or other equids), alpacas (or other camelids) access to feeds containing Bovatec®, as ingestion by these species may be fatal. This product must not be used for growth promotion in ruminants intended for human consumption.


WITHHOLDING PERIOD It is an offence for users of this product to cause residues exceeding the relevant MRL (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) in the New Zealand Food Standard.


Meat: Cattle, Nil

Milk: Cattle, Nil


Bovatec® is registered pursuant to the ACVM Act, 1997.

ACVM Registration Number No. A9679.

See for registration conditions.

By law the user must take due care, obtaining expert advice if necessary to avoid unnecessary pain and distress when using the product other than as directed on the label.