About us

Eringold Calf Milk Replacers is the result of many years of research and development by Schils on large calf rearing farms in Holland and Belgium.

The primary concern of every farmer is that the calves stay healthy and grow quickly over the first three months. It is with this in mind that the Eringold Brand was developed and has proven to play a major role on many farms throughout the UK and Ireland.

If calves are healthy it goes without saying that they will grow and thrive. The distinctive composition of the powder in Eringold means that stomach upset in calves are more rare thus feed intake is increased resulting in earlier weaning age , less calf losses and low veterinary costs. This is mainly attributed to the fact that each bag of Eringold milk replacer contains “Schils Protection Plus ” as standard which means the calves are receiving polyclonal antibodies and probiotic bacteria to stimulate the good bugs so as to fight of the risk of scours.

Live yeast is also included thus accelerating and stimulating the calves own immunity against disease. Farmer’s continually comment on how quickly their calves start eating concentrates.

The Eringold calf milk replacers range consists of the Eringold Super, Eringold Super OXI and Eringold Extra. All products can be fed through automatic machines or bucket fed. Schils have been producing milk replacers for the UK and Irish market since early 1990’s in association with Robert Mollan of Eringold Enterprises Ltd. As a result of this Schils have been loyal supporters of the farming industry in the UK and Ireland Schils have no milk production facility of their own so all raw materials used in the manufacture of their milk powders has to be bought in Schils have a policy of sourcing raw materials from countries that sell their products hence approximately 12 thousand tons of Whey and Skim have made their way to Holland from the UK and Ireland within the last 2 years.

Schils have been actively sourcing Friesian and continental bull calves in the UK and Ireland which have been transported to their large rearing farms in Holland and Belgium.


Schils is part of the Van Drie group which raises 1.2 million calves on contracted farms throughout Europe per year, manufacturing of milk replacer amounts to approx 550,000 tonnes per year.

“Schils is the number ONE partner in Young Animal Nutrition for our customers worldwide, as a professional, innovative and reliable manufacturer”.

The Schils Company was founded in 1925 as feed mill by the family Schils in Amstenrade, close to Maastricht in the south part of the Netherlands. In 1958, Schils started to manufacture Calf Milk Replacers based on skim milk powders and whey powder. A new prroduction plant, fully dedicated to manufacture milk replacers, was built in 1980 in the nearby town of Sittard. After the acquisition by the VanDrie Group in 2004, 10 million were invested in the plant. Today’s facility is the most modern in the world, which excels in efficiency and flexibility. The VanDrie Group is the world’s market leader in production of veal and manufacturing of milk replacers for young animals.

Research and Development

A team of experienced nutritionists and laboratory specialists stands at the basis of continous product developments.

New products and concepts are tested in the research facilities of the VanDrie Group before market introduction. Research topics may vary from fundamental digestibility trials in the Digestibility Unit to practical application trials in the Calf Rearing Unit.

Quality Assurance

The selection of raw materials is based on strict specifications. Each raw material is tested at the Schils laboratory before unloading at the plant. Furthurmore, a sample of each end-poduct is tested before shipping to our customers. Our laboratory uses modern equipment like NIRS, HPLC and AAS. Besides our GMP -, HACCP-, IS09001- and IS022000- certification, Schils’ Quality Program is part of Saftery Guard, the awarded Quality Concept of the VanDrie Group.


For any inquiries please email / call
Chris Mollan: 077 3906 1672