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Developed, manufactured and used extensively in Europe, Opticell Plus UF is a naturally derived prebiotic fibre (lignocellulose), developed for inclusion in milk replacer, or whole milk, that nurtures and promotes eubiosis or a ‘good balance’ of microbes within the digestive tract.

Designed for young pre-ruminants (calves, lambs, goats etc), Opticell® is a tool to establish a healthy gut and help to ease dietary transitions, aiding in the prevention of nutritional scours.


Opticell® Plus Ultra Fine (UF) is a naturally derived Prebiotic Fibre, developed for inclusion in calf milk replacer (CMR) or whole milk that nurtures and promotes ‘eubiosis’ or a ‘good balance’ of microbes within the digestive tract.

Add Opticell® Plus (UF) to prepared milk to help counteract nutritional scours, especially when transitioning calves onto new feeding regimes e.g. From ‘twice a day’ feeding to ‘once a day’ or when changing milk source and/or as feed intake increases.

Opticell® Plus (UF) encourages water absorption in the colon which helps to improve faecal quality and reduce incidence of nutritional scours.

Benefits of Opticell® Plus (UF) for CALVES….

  • Reduces incidence of nutritional scours
  • Improves faecal quality
  • Increases satiety – content calves for longer
  • Stimulates early intake of solid feed
  • Stimulates more intake of solid feed
  • Growth and development of the intestinal lining
  • Free of Mycotoxins
  • GMO Free

Benefits of Opticell® Plus (UF) for YOU…

  • Reduced time spent nursing unwell calves
  • Reduced medical intervention
  • Drier litter, less smell
  • Increased average daily weight gain
  • Earlier weaning due to early and increased feed intake
  • Easy to mix with prepared milk
  • Easy to calculate at 25g/calf/day

Utilise full milk potential with Opticell® Plus (UF), aiding in faster
calf development.

For the best results, use from day one through to weaning.

Stress Free Calf
Rearing with
solid results….

Trina Parker

Country Manager

Jason Ward

Sales Representative


This blog is going to document an ‘on farm’ trial of 30 autumn born Friesian bulls, rearing practices, feeding rates, and other calf rearing product etc. We intend on giving our customers real life experiences and practical advice on the use and results of using Opticell® plus UF. In past years, nutritional scours are the bane of any ‘calf rearer’, so the results will be well received.

We’ll also include customer testimonials as they come along and other information you may find of interest.

25 April

April 25th, 2015|

Today is the day that our calves (3 weeks old & 2 weeks old) go onto once a day feeding. They were on 2 x 2L each a day. Common practice is to do this at 2 weeks old. But [...]

I Spoke Too Soon!!

April 29th, 2015|

Upon my daily inspections, I noticed one of the calves was scouring…. Presumably only Nutritional Scours after the change from twice day feeding to once a day feeding. I removed him from the pen with the others. I gave him [...]

Sick Calf Update!

April 30th, 2015|

The calf is bright and thirsty. We gave him another 2 L of electrolytes, again which he drank eagerly and followed me out of the paddock for more. I will feed him a small milk feed, at midday. It’s a [...]

Calf Source – is it really that important??

May 19th, 2015|

Direct from Farm vs The Sale Yards Every calf rearing handbook mentions knowing where the calves come from. Yes, in the ideal world. But sometimes the calves aren’t available when you want them, or not the right type etc etc [...]

Sodium Bentonite vs Lignocellulose

May 20th, 2015|

Sodium Bentonite vs Lignocellulose (ie Opticell plus UF) – Can they be compared?? Sodium Bentonite-based products are widely recommended and incorporated in calf rearing regimes throughout New Zealand. Sodium bentonite is a high swelling/binding natural clay that is used for [...]

Happy Opticell User

August 11th, 2016|

I started using Opticell in the spring of 2015 as I was looking for something for my calves to be more content and after their feed and something to make transitioning go a lot more smoothly. I must admit I [...]