Merrick's ongoing research into alternative protein sources resulted in the development of another high performance, economical milk replacer for progressive producers. Prairie Star Plus is formulated with a combination of milk and wheat proteins, plus porcine plasma. This milk replacer formulation is an effective, economical alternative to all milk protein milk replacers.
Research at Merrick's calf facility shows that calves fed with wheat protein milk replacer perform the same as calves receiving all milk proteins. No differences were observed in growth rate or starter consumption between the treatment groups.