CALF REARERS: WE ARE COMING FOR YOU
The #CleanForGrowth campaign is almost here! We will be featuring a series of short informative videos and blog posts where farmers, like you, are invited to join the conversation and share expertise within our community. #CleanForGrowth will arm you with simple, easy to implement tips and behaviours to get your farm in-line with hygiene and cleanliness best-practices. This will keep your calves in the best health possible.
Industry leaders, from veterinary consultants to highly-experienced calf rearers, will lead the conversations from our Twitter account, and we will be posting updates regularly. There will also be a ‘challenge week' on the 11th of November until the 17th, where we'll ask you to make changes to your hygiene routine and to share them online with the hashtag #CleanForGrowth, so keep an eye on our social channels to join the conversation:
We have created a poster for you to download. This showcases all the best ways to avoid any potential risk to your calves. Alternatively, message us on Facebook and we’ll post you a copy to put up in your calf shed.
What would we like you to do? Get involved!
Hygiene matters. There's a clear link between cleanliness and productivity as you will find in our farmer guide “Hygiene for the milk-fed calf”.
So do your farm a favour and stay tuned for free advice on the correct and most effective cleaning methods for calf rearing farms, devised by experts in the industry.
Download our poster to ensure you’re keeping up with what’s needed on your farm to keep Biofilm at bay.
QUICK TIP: RINSE WITH COOL, WASH WITH HOT
Biofilm is a build-up of bacteria that grows on the proteins left behind by milk residue. It can grow anywhere milk touches, but biofilm loves buckets. The yellowy-brown build-up can cause serious problems if you don’t throw the bucket away. Unfortunately, your cleaning habits could be causing the build-up of biofilm, rather than preventing it.
Washing your bucket directly with hot water after you’ve discarded the milk causes the protein and fat to stick to the insides of your bucket. That’s why the best way to prevent biofilm, is to rinse your bucket with cooler water before washing with hot water.
For more information check out our social channels and the campaign hashtag in the links below:
#CleanForGrowth on Twitter
@FeedForGrowth on Twitter
Feed For Growth on Facebook
Published on: 21 October 2019
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