Probiotic Supplement Calves

Probiotic Supplement Calf Trials

SFF L12-083 –  Our project to test anecdotal suggestions that a probiotic supplement in post-natal dairy calves improves weight gain and has health benefits.

We believe in a fully transparent approach to trials. There are often very different interpretations of data. So we invite you to look at the raw data on the week to week calf weights for the probiotic supplement project below.

We needed to use a reliable, fresh probiotic supplement and the only available product was from BioBrew Ltd. There is further information on this company and its products here.

Document Downloads

SFF L12-083 Main Findings Report.

SFF-L12-083-Main-Findings.pdf
       (PDF, 625KB)


SFF L12-083 Final Summary Report (a fuller report).

SFF-L12-083-Probiotics-and-calf-trial-Summary-Report-Jul13.pdf
       (PDF, 625KB)


SFF L12-083 Data on the meal eaten in different weight classes.

SFF-L12-083-Farm-1-Trial-Meal-Data.pdf
       (PDF, 201KB)


SFF L12-083 Raw data on the week to week calf weights for the probiotic supplement project.

SFF-L12-083-Farms-1-2-3-Raw-Data.pdf
       (PDF, 530KB)


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