Be sure to read instructions on bag or tag. Not all
products have the same-sized cups, and different
species require various mixtures.
Fill plastic cup with milk replacer (milk replacer
density can vary; periodically check the quantity
the cup holds).
Put required quantity of clean warm water at
110° to 115° in a clean bucket.
Always use warm water except for products designed to be fed cold (C.A.L.F., pig milk
replacer and lamb milk
Sprinkle milk replacer from the plastic cup onto
the surface of the warm water.
If powder is dumped from cup onto the water
surface, large balls may sink to the bottom of the
Use a wire whisk that can reach the bottom of
the bucket and stir briskly to completely suspend
the milk replacer.
If using milk mixing machine, do not over mix by
running the machine too long.
If a milk replacer contains alternate protein
sources, a few quick stirs periodically will help
keep the product suspended and prevent settling. If large quantities of milk replacer are
mixed, stir every 5 minutes to prevent settling.
Follow feeding directions supplied with product.
Only mix enough milk replacer for the current
Do not mix milk replacer and water in a nipple
bottle. Instead, first prepare the solution and
pour mixed milk into bottle.
Don’t use a stick or similar instrument to mix
milk replacer—some agitation is needed whichcan best be achieved with a wire whisk.
Don’t add water to powder—it makes mixing
Sanitation is important—clean all utensils after
To keep milk replacer powder fresh, tightly roll
the bag closed and store in a cool, dry place.