The latest news from Volac on calf health & nutrition.
More than half the replacement heifer calves being reared on uk commercial dairy units could be growing too slowly to hit targets for optimal health and lifetime productivity.
Our latest technical bulletin covers all you need to know about weaning the high fed milk calf.
Calf rearers will demand better nutritional solutions over the next 10 years to meet more exacting young animal health and development requirements.
Weaning is the point when calves transfer from a liquid to solid diet. Weaning can be carried out successfully only when the rumen has developed sufficiently to support the fermentation and digestion of solid feed.
If your heifers calve between 23 and 25 months then they will go on to yield more over their first five years of life compared to older calving animals.
We all know that time is money on the farm, computerised feeding systems are an investment in your farms future succession plan.
Family dairy farmers the Kidds from Quernmore near Lancaster have spent the last 10 years future-proofing their milking enterprise in the hope of building a sustainable farming business for the next generation.
Young calves are very susceptible to low temperatures. They are on highly digestible feed and are not yet ruminating so less heat is generated by digestion.
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