The latest news from Volac on calf health & nutrition.
This technical bulletin details the advantages of using computerised feeders as well as the benefits of housing calves in groups, also covering how calves can develop diseases and how to reduce the risks involved.
Beef and dairy producers interested in a move to computerised calf feeding, or indeed replacing ageing machines, will soon be able to apply for a further round of grant funding under the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS).
Hannah and Johns’ story is one piece of a remarkable dairy farm sustainability jigsaw from which the British milk production industry should draw confidence.
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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