The Nurture Research Center is a state of the art calf research facility dedicated to furthering our understanding of calf management and nutrition.
Built in 1999, work done at the Nurture Research Center facility has contributed to more peer-reviewed calf publications than at any other commercial, university or government facility.
Research at the Nurture Research Center is focused on two stages of development. Pre-weaning research is conducted in the Nursery, while post-weaned calves are studied in the Grower unit.
Work done at the Nurture Research Center has contributed significantly to the scientific community and our understanding of calf nutrition and management. Below is a list of some of the many discoveries made at the facility.
Nurture Research Center research is published in the Journal of Dairy Science and the Professional Animal Scientist Journal. Notable publications include research on the amino acid requirements for calves less than 5 weeks of age and the responses to key and essential fatty acids in calves less than 16 weeks of age. Both areas are "firsts" in the field of calf nutrition and are gaining the attention of calf researchers and calf nutritionists worldwide.
Results of research trials at the Nurture Research Center have been used to develop milk replacers, starters, and grower feeds that are unique to the industry. Here are some of the technologies available to calf raisers.
NeoTec4™ provides essential fatty acids which are deficient in milk, milk replacer, starter and growers. These functional fatty acids generally support the immune system and promote healthy body weight gain, structural growth, and feed efficiency.
NeoTec5g® provides all of the benefits of NeoTec4™ and more. We have added three factors that have been research proven to support healthy digestion, metabolism and absorption.
AmNeo® is our amino acid balancing technology. Research has also found that several essential amino acids are deficient in milk and milk replacer, by supplementing these specific nutrients we are able to promote healthy calf performance and feed efficiency.
Complement® is a milk derived functional ingredient that supports healthy immune function post gut closure.