Milk Replacer Basics

Milk Replacers Save Money...
Bottom line results are an important factor in deciding whether or not to use milk replacer or feed whole milk. Here's a simple worksheet to calculate your potential savings per calf by using milk replacer:
A. Enter Current Whole Milk Selling Price/cwt
B. Multiply times four*
C. Value of 400lbs. of whole milk
D. Enter Cost of 50lbs. of Milk Replacer
Your Savings per Calf from Using Milk Replacer
*Whole milk is approximately 12.5% solids. So 100 lbs of whole milk has 12.5 lbs of solids. Thus it takes 400 lbs of whole milk to yield 50 lbs of solids.