Smarter technology for pre-weaning dairy calves

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SmartCare® from Diamond V brings smarter technology to pre-weaning liquid diets for calves, which helps calves get a healthy start and faster growth.

SmartCare is a unique, natural, nutritional health product for inclusion in whole milk or any type of calf milk replacer. Dairy producers can learn about SmartCare and other Diamond V products by contacting Diamond V representatives, who will attend ENGALEC, 10-11 March at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

SmartCare is manufactured exclusively by Diamond V using a proprietary fermentation process that produces DV Bioactives™. These bioactive compounds work synergistically to:

  • Promote a healthy balance of beneficial gastrointestinal microbiota, which maximizes production of volatile fatty acids including butyrate

  • Provide high levels of antioxidant power, which supports a balanced immune system

  • Optimize rumen and intestinal morphology, which promotes robust digestive health and calf performance

"SmartCare together with Original XPC are the foundation of the research-proven Diamond V Calf Program," says Diamond V Product Manager, Julia Hamann, DVM. "Our two-step milk and starter-based program is a new solution to the challenges of calf rearing. Controlled studies show the combination of SmartCare in the liquid diet and Original XPC in the starter feed supports better calf immunity and overall health, faster rumen and intestinal development, increased starter intake, better feed efficiency, and greater body weight gain."

Dr. Hamann notes that the Diamond V Calf Program is part of Life Stage Solutions™ -- the next generation of cost-effective dairy nutritional health technology. Life Stage Solutions optimizes herd immunity and health, improves feed efficiency, and supports overall dairy performance in every stage of life – calves, heifers, transition cows, and lactating cows.

"Diamond V partner companies in many countries in Latin America are exclusive distributors of SmartCare and other Diamond V products," says Fernando de la Colina, Director of the Latin America Office of Diamond V, who is attending ENGALEC with Dr. Hamann.

Mr. de la Colina adds that ENGALEC also is hosting a beef cattle workshop on "TMR Audit® for Beef Feedlots" by Mark Tegeler, PhD, Ruminant Field Technical Specialist with Diamond V. Learn more about ENGALEC and technical workshops at:

Diamond V is a leading global nutrition and health company, conducting basic and applied research in multiple species, and manufacturing natural, fermentation-based products to optimize animal health, animal performance, and food safety worldwide. Company headquarters and all manufacturing are located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. More than 70 years of science, innovation, technology, and quality have earned Diamond V the reputation of The Trusted Experts in Nutrition and Health®.

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