Dairytop®, your calf professional

Based on our many years of experience in calf rearing, we advise farmers on dairy farms in the rearing of their breeding calves. With this practical advice, dairy farms achieve the best rearing success.


Dairytop® advises farms on feeding, husbandry and calf diseases as well as management problems and offers staff training. Due to our many years of experience our breeding specialists, create a motivating cooperation with regular, practical advices. We want to achieve best results for the farms. This is shown by healthy vital calves, higher weight gain, lower calf mortality and highly motivated staff.

High quality food and calf needs

In doing so, Dairytop® supports the farms with high-quality food in order to achieve a good weight development of the calves in the first weeks of life. Because the foundation for healthy, high-performance cows with a long lifespan is laid early on when feeding and rearing calves in the very first rearing phase! In addition, Dairytop® provides a variety of high quality branded products for calf rearing.

  • Milk replacer
  • Concentrate
  • Housing systems
  • Drinking systems (Milkbar etc.)
  • Colostrum Pasteur
  • And everything you need to raise a calf

Dairytop® definitely has the right product for you.

Because: calf rearing is our passion.




Holm & Laue offers complete solutions for rearing and feeding of calves. Competent consultants and sales partners worldwide always find the ideal solution for every farm to a professional, animal-friendly and performance-oriented calf rearing.

Innovative products in the program:

MilkTaxi and MilkTaxi Pasteur: the fast and effective feeding of calves in individual and group housing.

CalfExpert auto feeder: individually adapted feeding for each calf.

WeightControl animal scale: the foundation for modern management based on information.

CalfGuide management program: central interface of all tools in the calf barn, collects all important calf data.

IglooVeranda: mobile calf barn with real outdoor climate for healthy calves

CalfTel hutches and FlexyFence: ensure easy work and maximum protection of your calves


You Lead Us to Ever-Greener Pastures Okay, so it’s a lame metaphor. We’re calf-raisers, not writers.

Still, the fact remains, every day for 35 years we’ve reminded ourselves of one thing: Behind each of the roughly two-million calves raised in Calf-Tel housing annually, there’s a farm. And that farm, whether home to 10 head or 10,000, sets the direction for where we go next. Sure, we began with a low bar: improving on wooden calf housing. But over the past three-plus decades, improvement itself has become our thing. Using our innovative thermoforming technology, we’ve continually innovated to increase our products’ durability, UV resilience, ventilation, and hygiene. In the process, we’ve helped farmers like you raise healthier calves—and make more money.

Elite – Magazine

Elite is the professional journal for successful dairy farmers that provides its readers with independent, unbiased and comprehensive reports on livestock farming irrespective of breed. The wide range of topics, including reports on experiences and analyses of successful dairy farms all over the world as well as up-to-the-minute research findings and advices, is covered by the professional journal.

Renowned authors from all over the world farmers, consultants and scientists as well as a team of expert editors ensure our readers are supplied with top-level information. Elite also offers a broad spectrum of diverse educational platforms besides current reports on various communication channels. For more information click here.

The brand Normi produces and develops premium animalfeed for calves, piglets and lambs since over 60 years. What makes our products so valuable? We have direct access to the best raw material for food production. In our dairy in Zeven, we can choose between the raw material, which we use to gentle produce our milkpowder. That is unique in Germany!

In addition to that we also produce feed for different stages of growth and for stress situations which helps to prevent sickness or provides special minerals for those situations.

The biggest factor of success are our Normi employees- they work in the production, development or directly on your farm. Because we are only happy if your animals are healthy and you are satisfied. Our office employees and our external sales people are committed and reliable and work closely together, to be a loyal and faithful partner for your farm.

Nukamel is a nutritional company that processes milk for animal use.  Based on more than 65 years of experience, we are the worldwide leading provider for

  • premium quality soluble milk replacers for young suckling animals,
  • dairy based feed ingredients for piglet feed producers
  • nutritional emulsifiers to improve energy and feed efficiency.

Nukamel invented milk replacers in the late 50’s. R&D has ever since been the engine of our company.

Agri-Plastics – the Calf Housing Specialist

Your calves represent perhaps the most rewarding financial investment you can make. More reliable than stock trading, more lucrative than a savings account, dairy calf rearing pays dividends like nothing else. So, you’ll want to “Shelter Your Investment” and grow it in the most effective ways possible – and that means calf housing solutions from Agri-Plastics.

Our hutches are world-renowned for their durability, efficiency and ergonomic design. Whether you need group housing, starter pens or more flexible calf housing, Agri-Plastics can help your livestock begin strong and stay strong.

We make knowledge work. Galaxis is an online E-Learning or trainingsplatform for dairyfarmers and their employees. We train people with short and diverting Videotutorials. To get your work done and bring your dairy on a higher level.

UK's leading supplier of alternative milking machine spares and dairy sundries for the dairy farmer. Established in 1981 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and relocated to its current large distribution centre in Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1999.

Distribution has expanded to include the whole of the UK and many parts of Europe. In 2013 a new European distribution centre was opened in France. Customers are trade accounts only and vary from the single site business to the multi-store co-operatives.

UK Distribution Center:
Godwin House, Mullbry Business Park, Shakespeare Way,
Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1GR

European Distribution Center:
Dairy Spares SARL,
4 Rue de la Teillais,

France For further information, contact Dairy Spares SARL by calling +33 (0)2 99 53 62 30, or send an email to

For more than 90 years, the joachim behrens scheessel gmbh is operating as commercial partner for dairy farmers in Germany, Europe and around the world.

In the development of innovative products with probiotics, the health of the young animal from day one is our main focus.

Healthy calves mean decreased costs, less work, more fun and a better performance.

mymom® start: paste with long-term effect

mymom® protect: stabilizes gut function when needed

mymom®milchmix colostrum and full milk supplement: all the calf needs

mymom® calf milk replacer: the best for future champions

mymom® profimix complement: avoid problems before they come up

mymom®müsli: apple pomace and maize pops, calves love it

jbs, always as close as your phone.

Calf Star products keep calves healthier

Calf-Star is the leading calf care company in the USA. We offer the complete calf feeding solutions. We develop, manufacture and install calf milk pasteurising systems for any kind of farm size. Our product range varies from Flashpasteurisers with 150 – 300 liter up to integrated system with more than 2.000 l per hour. The unique milk storage tank “DoubleJug” is the only milk tank on the market tailormade for automatic calf feeders. Contact Holm & Laue our distribution partner for all CalfStar solutions!

For almost 40 years, CalfOTel® has been a trendsetter in the development, production, and sale of housing for young calves. We focus on ensuring the best care for these young animals and making farmers’ work easier. Based on the very latest knowledge and insights, we are constantly developing top-quality products that livestock farmers all over the world enjoy using every day. In addition to focusing on animal health, hygiene, and ease of use, we naturally pay a great deal of attention to the quality, durability, and sustainability of our products This is all driven by our slogan: ‘Happy Calf, Happy Farmer’.

As an animal nutrition company, BIOMIN develops and produces feed additives, premixes and services for healthy and profitable animals. In addition to the expertise in pig nutrition, BIOMIN has developed competencies in ruminant nutrition over the past decades. Our research facility in Tulln (Lower Austria) enables us to transfer the latest scientific knowledge into innovative solution concepts for our customers.

For example, mycotoxin risk management is becoming increasingly important in cattle nutrition. Feed additives such as highly effective yeast components or phytogenic active ingredient mixtures are also an integral part of our product range. The importance of calf rearing management is often underestimated. Nevertheless, it is now a recognized fact that calf performance has a major impact on the future milk and meat performance of the animals. The importance of intensive feeding in the first weeks of life is also known under the keyword “metabolic programming”.

Successful calf rearing begins with the birth of the calf. The main goal in the first days of life is to keep the calf healthy. Even with optimal colostrum management, diarrhea can still occur due to a variety of reasons. With plant additives and functional acid additives, the animals are supported in their early stages of their digestive stress.

At coloQuick we work with calves

The most important meal in a calf’s life is the first. The first meal determines how well the calf can use its full potential. Strong focus on the next generation of cows makes good sense – also financially. The better you are able to start the calf; the higher milk yield you can expect.

The best start you can give your calf is with the coloQuick Colostrum Management System.

For more information, please contact:
Telephone: (+45) 97 53 73 33

Dr. Rick Dumm, a practicing Bovine Veterinarian, founded Dairy Tech, Inc. in 1999 to focus exclusively on early calf development. Since the very beginning, Dairy Tech, Inc. has been a significant partner in university research of commercial applications of on-farm pasteurization of milk and colostrum.

  •  Our early machines and protocols demonstrated that we could do more with pasteurization than we had with meds, vaccines and treatments. Clean, adequate nutrition was our discovery!
  • By 2004, we were testing on colostrum and developed the first commercial colostrum pasteurization equipment in the world.
  • 2008-2009 we developed the concept of the Perfect Udder® to provide the tools essential for proper colostrum storage and feeding.
  • By 2015, 90% of our direct dealers were veterinary related, which positioned us for optimal customer service and medical advice relevant to wet calf health and nutrition.
  • In 2019 we introduced our colostrum pasteurizer and warmer, Matilda®. Matilda® utilizes Dairy Tech’s proven pasteurization technology. Studies show that pasteurization is a key tool for control of pathogenic bacteria as well as improvement of beneficial bacteria…a double win!

Because of our long, successful track record, the scientific community has acknowledged Dairy Tech, Inc. as the "innovative leader" in the wet calf segment of the industry and they have publicly declared Dairy Tech, Inc.® to be the gold standard. We currently have units on 20+ university/university trial sites and state owned dairies in the US. Our constant efforts at product perfection and out-of-the-box approach to problem-solving has led to very innovative, patented solutions that have radically improved processes and outcomes on the dairy.

Sprayfo calf rearing solutions, for the best start in life The first months in a calf’s life are crucial in growing a highly productive dairy cow. It’s a period that presents several challenges for dairy farmers. Science is a key driver for Sprayfo in helping our customers run a more cost-effective and sustainable farming business.

Trouw Nutrition has six animal research centres located throughout the world, an ingredient research centre and 50 long-term research collaborations with leading universities, research institutes and other organisations. With Sprayfo, we turn the scientific insights gained into innovative solutions that match the needs of farmers and their livestock.

Sprayfo Calf Milk Replacers contain fresh cow-milk-derived ingredient of the highest quality. A crucial element in our production system is our in-house spray-drying technique. Combined with unique fat kernels based on 25 years of research, this enables Trouw Nutrition to produce Sprayfo calf milk replacers with the correct particle size that are always easy to dissolve.

This makes Sprayfo the best calf rearing solution; adding consistent quality, the best health and biosecurity. For more info about Sprayfo visit:

Auranta wins he Irish Times Innovation Award

Auranta is a biotech company, which developed as a university spin-out campus company. The company is research-focused, with a broad spread of scientific expertise at its disposal. Auranta was awarded the top spot in The Irish Times Innovation Awards by a scientific judging panel, due to its successful development of a science proven alternative to in-feed antibiotics in animal livestock.

The panel noted that Auranta has developed a proven and novel phytochemical alternative to antibiotics, and that the results of the product in the field have been ‘most impressive’.

AuraCalf is a natural additive for use in calves, which augments the gut microbiome, the gut immunity and local gut health. These effects have been proven and published by Auranta researchers. Weight gain at weaning in calves has increased by up to 15 per cent with less disease incidence when fed AuraCalf. In extensive calf trials, AuraCalf has reduced antibiotic usage by 45 per cent. AuraCalf has undergone extensive field trials in calves, from birth to 56 days, with demonstrable positive benefits on weight gain, calf health and absence of calfhood disease. The product has been used in over 300,00 calves in Ireland to date.

Die Förster-Technik GmbH ist ein weltweit agierendes Familienunternehmen in der 2. Generation mit Sitz in Engen Nahe des Bodensees. Seit 1971 hat sich die Förster-Technik GmbH ganz dem Thema der erfolgreichen Kälberaufzucht verschrieben.

Die Kälbertränkeautomaten haben das Unternehmen erfolgreich gemacht. Über 80.000 Geräte sind bisher produziert worden. VARIO und COMPACT smart – so heißen die Herzstücke der automatisierten Kälberfütterung - versorgen die Kälber rund um die Uhr, überwachen und dokumentieren die Fütterung zuverlässig. Kälber sind die Leistungsträger der Herde, entsprechend wichtig ist es, sie nach den modernsten ernährungsphysiologischen Erkenntnissen aufzuziehen – und zwar von Anfang an. Deshalb bietet die Förster-Technik GmbH ein breites Spektrum an Lösungen für jede Phase der Aufzucht, um die Entwicklung der Kälber optimal zu unterstützen.

Mit dem Kolostrum-Managementsystem ColostroFIT wird die wichtigste Fütterung direkt nach der Geburt einfach und sicher. In der Phase der Einzelhaltung wird das arbeitssparende MilchMobil oder das vollautomatische CalfRail angeboten. In der Gruppenphase mit den Tränkeautomaten wird das Tier groß und stark. Schließlich hilft der automatische Kraftfutterautomat jedem einzelnen Kalb beim optimalen Übergang zur Wiederkäuerphase. In Bezug auf Digitalisierung im Kälberstall ist Förster-Technik der Innovationsführer.

Die Tränkeautomaten sind schon seit Jahren mit LAN-Schnittstelle ausgestattet. Die CalfCloud steht kostenlos bereit zur Tierkontrolle von jedem Ort der Welt aus. Zusätzlich hat Förster-Technik gezielt in die Entwicklung der CalfApp GO! für Smartphone und das Gesundheitsmanagementsystem mit CalfApp VITAL investiert. Mehr Informationen zu den einzelnen Produkten erhalten sie unter

PATURA: A family business with team spirit

The company PATURA is a medium-sized family business specialised in the field of electric fences as well as technical equipment for barns and pastures for horses, cattle and sheep. More than 50,000 m2 company premises and storage space are available at the company site in Laudenbach (70 km southeast from Frankfurt). Thus, the clients cannot only rely on the known product quality but also on a quick delivery.

A short glimpse into the 55 years of company history: Helmut Allié founded his company in 1965 in Miltenberg and sold products from reputable manufacturers of agricultural engineering to specialist stores. In the year 1980 the product range was expanded by electric fences from a New Zealand manufacturer. From this date on the company “Allié Agrartechnik” constantly grew and in 1984 the new company building in Miltenberg was obtained. 1994 the son, Bernd, who became part of the management the year before, established the brand PATURA. With the move of the company from Miltenberg to the new premises in the nearby Laudenbach in 2007 the company’s name was changed to “PATURA KG”. 2015 the new additional warehouse was opened and the 50 years existence of the company was celebrated with guests from all over the world.

During the last 55 years the company became one of the leading suppliers in the field of electric fences as well as technical equipment for barns and pastures and is operating globally with several thousand specialist retailers and a competitive product programme. A strong team of meanwhile more than 100 employees stands for competent consultancy, perfect logistics and quick delivery service.

Enjoy Calf Feeding, it's the key to success.

Wennemars helps cattle breeders to feed their calves in the most natural way possible. Not only the composition of the feed/milk/milk replacer but also the right way of feeding, the physical nutrition, makes animals stronger, more resilient and healthier. This results in reduced antibiotic use, a reduced calf mortality rate and better growth.

With the knowledge and products offered by Wennemars, cattle breeders achieve better results.

Under the name ENJOY CALF FEEDING (ECF) Wennemars is introducing a new calf-drinking system on the market. A calf-drinking system that is easy to clean and maintain. Job satisfaction, hygiene, structure, protocol and, last but not least, the way in which feed is provided form the basis for a healthy, sustainable and efficient dairy cow.

We would be glad to use our practical knowledge to help you.


Since 1994, Saskatoon Colostrum Company Limited, has been dedicated to providing all-natural bovine colostrum products to our customers worldwide. Our success is driven by years of research by veterinary immunologists from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine who continued to lead a team of scientists creating the best colostrum products in the world.

  • Science
    At SCCL, we manufacture colostrum that is free from any harmful disease causing agents while maintaining the integrity of critical beneficial factors.
  • Nature
    SCCL collects from thousands of dairy farms across Canada, the United States, Scotland and The Netherlands that produce milk for human consumption.
  • Care
    Our corporate priority is to ensure that our products meet the highest standards and the only way to achieve those standards is by exceeding regulatory requirements.

VET.SMART GmbH, Austria

Fresh air is a basic need of every human and animal. VET.SMART has tackled the omnipresent problem of precise fresh air supply in barns and offers unique ventilation solutions.

The ventilation system for calves provides fresh air in the barn. It can be used in every area of the barn and for animals of all ages. Thanks to a unique calculation method, can be adapted to any barn geometry and animal needs. This way, every animal can enjoy fresh air - in exactly the right quantity and speed, 24 hours a day. This results in better animal health.

The brings fresh air into calf hutches and turns them into a comfort zone. The plug-&-play product is available in two installation heights and is suitable for all common hutch models.

The is a mobile and perfectly ventilated barn which guarantees high animal welfare and health. It can be used for a group pen or individual calf boxes and can be moved via two wheels for mucking out. Recent studies show a significant reduction in treatment costs by rearing calves in the

With probarn.concept, VET.SMART develops future-proof barn concepts with 5 gold standards: space, light, fresh air, climate control and work efficiency. The CALF GOLDSTANDARD BARN ensures excellent results – indeed, one of our customers has already won the Bavarian Animal Welfare Award.

CRV – Better Cows | Better Life
CRV is one of the biggest cattle breeding companies of the world. In more than 60 countries farmers trust in products of CRV, which are adapted perfectly to the local needs. CRV runs breeding programs of all important breeds such as Holstein, Felckvieh, Nelore and Jersey. Furthermore there are all kind of services and information products – every one with goal to increase our farmer’s success.

No other breeding company represents healthy and efficient cows better than CRV does. This is demonstrated well by more than 40.000 cows in the Netherlands and Flanders that achieved a lifetime production of more than 100.000 kg within the past 30 years. Since 2013 all CRV bulls get a breeding value for Better Life Efficiency and Better Life Health. Efficiency describes how efficient an animal converts feed into production, regarding its whole lifetime. Health tells you, how unremarkable and easy to manage an animal is.

Next to others the index contains the breeding values for calf vitality and stillbirth. Examples of bulls that breed healthy calves are Treasure (Holstein) and Varta (Fleckvieh) For more information go to

From rural New Zealand to the world, the Milk Bar story is one of innovation and dedication to improving calf health. Needing a solution to combat the common health issues faced when raising calves, the Milk Bar Teat was researched and designed on a family farm in New Zealand. Using nature as a guide it was discovered that if calves nurse with a controlled flow of milk they are not only healthier but they thrive. There is now peer reviewed and published research proving that calves fed with Milk Bar Teats are heavier, have better lactose absorption and reduced cross suckling.

An artificial environment and seasonal changes puts stress on young calves and requires intense calf management to minimise health impacts. Milk Bar Teats reduces the impacts of these stresses and gives consistently good results with less management. Following this philosophy of putting calf health first Milk Bar has grown over the last 30 years and provides unique feeder bowl solutions for any farm configuration.

Still family owned and run, Milk Bar is a tight knit team based in New Zealand and Europe with market partners in 54 countries.

Businesspartner of the ECC 2020