Calves - Evi

Because calves care

(and we care about calves)

A window of opportunity!

The start of a calf’s life is a window of opportunity. Get raising the calf right, and you’ve laid the best possible foundation for top performing animals. With the right management and nutrition, you can flip every epi genetic switch ‘on’, so the calf can reach its full genetic potential.

That’s why Nukamel calf milk replacers (CMR) contain only top-quality dairy raw materials. As founders of the CMR-business, we draw on nearly 70 years of extensive scientific research and trial work on which we base our nutritional and calf management solutions. 

Our solutions result in better developed, healthy calves, less veterinary interventions, a profitable and sustainable milk production, a maximum return on investment and improved animal welfare. 


R&D-based nutrition


ProtéGo offers natural protection

ProtéGo is our state-of-the-art precision calf feeding approach.

Thanks to specifically selected dairy ingredients, ProtéGo offers calves longer natural protection, enabling them to develop stronger natural resilience during the first two weeks of their lives. After that, they are ready to grow at their best.

Nukamel ProtéGo contains a guaranteed level of natural bioactives e.g. immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and milk fat globular membranes (MFGM). The latter are milk-derived complex lipids with a proven impact on the brain-immune-gut axis in early life development.

The ProtéGo approach starts with practical and specific colostrum management advice. The second step is to feed the calves with Nukamel ProtéGo milk, providing them with exclusive nutrient sources for newborn development.

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Every extra gram now, translates to extra litres of milk later

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ProtéGo: THE secret powder for new born calves

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Sustainable livestock

Starts at the earliest age

Producing the same amount of milk with less cows is a good step towards sustainable livestock. This, of course, requires individual cows that produce more milk. And that starts at the earliest age.

This animation shows that, next to top-quality nutrition, there are many elements that can lead to a sustainable calf rearing process. The results after working a few years with this holistic approach are very promising.

Accelerating growth

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Emulsizym 4 Seasons

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Meet our Youngstock Specialists

Translating science into everyday practice

Our nutritional solutions are packed with science, which often uses a ‘language of its own’. However, many of the farmers don’t ‘speak science’; they speak ‘daily practice’.

Fortunately, Nukamel has developed a highly specialised team of Youngstock Specialists that ‘speak both languages’.They are dedicated to helping farmers optimise their calf rearing process. How to organise it, how to manage it, what nutritional solutions to use, and how to meet all other important conditions?

Our experts, have the nutritional knowledge


Youngstock Specialist

"Working as a Calf Specialist at Nukamel gives me the chance to translate scientific and veterinary knowledge to helpful tips and tricks for the farmers, increasing the efficiency and sustainability of their calf rearing."

Mariëlle de Haan

Product Manager Calves

Starting calves up in a proper way, will be beneficial in their later life. As product manager calves I am passionate about giving the calf the best quality milk replacer but also taking into account the farmer’s wishes. 


Youngstock Specialist

"I  have always been passionate about the science of nutrition, combined with practical on-farm work with animals. Working for Nukamel I found the possibility to be involved in both. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to be able to improve performance on farm while translating the latest science of calf nutrition to farmers and customers."

Drew Coppinger

Youngstock Specialist

“Having a strong understanding of calf nutrition, integrated supply chain and genetics allows myself and Nukamel to support our UK and Irish customers to further develop new opportunities. 

Our passion and knowledge of calves allows us to translate the needs of our customers to ensure we are developing market leading products to support British and Irish farmers. “


Marlijn Adriaanse

Youngstock Specialist

From a young age, I have really loved being on the farm. At Nukamel, I can transfer my passion and knowledge to customers as a youngstock specialist. I love challenges and always strive for the best practical result for farmer and calf.


Feeding schedule 9w conv


  • ProtéGo
  • Nukamel

  • Fokkamel

  • OmniSMART
  • Maestro
  • Buffalomel
  • Fokkamix

  • Whey Up


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