Calf rearing
For those that missed our live seminar ‘Making Calf Rearing Easy’ at International Dairy Week, here it is. The panel session was facilitated by Adam Plant (MaxCare) and included: • Tom Newton: MaxCare Business Manager • Mike Ryan: Eagle Direct Managing Director • Annie Newton: Northern Victoria Calf Rearer Dairy farmers are always looking for...
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The colostrum you fed a heifer calf this morning is one of the main predictors of her health as both a calf and a cow. What factors influence the quality of that colostrum? Sheila McGuirk, retired Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, discusses issues that can affect colostrum quality, and how it...
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Without a doubt, dealing with scouring calves is the biggest challenge for the calf rearer, and the biggest threat to calf survival. Understanding the causes of neonatal diarrhoea (scours) is important, so that appropriate prevention and treatment can be instigated. What are the main causes of early scours? Is there something wrong with the immune...
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