Calves, Feeds, Tallow
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WHILE cow's milk is the best food for a young calf it is also very expensive.
The normal substitute for whole milk is skim milk, but removing the butterfat from cow's milk reduces the dry matter content by 30 per cent and the digestible energy by 50 per cent.
"Tallow as a substitute for butterfat in the diet of a young calf,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 10:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol10/iss1/2