It’s YOUNGSTOCK MONTH on InspireCows and we start at the very beginning. Birth in calves is the foundation of the future. Maximising the chances of a live mother and calf involves co-ordinating people, management, environment, equipment and attention… Read More
Weaning calves is often done at specific ages as that has been traditional. However, this should be an economic decision and the age at weaning can alter depending on when it is beneficial to do so.
Calves are separated at birth in most dairies. Why do they do this and what are the effects on them and the dairy businesses?
Should you recommend raw milk or pasteurised milk for growing calves? Find out more with this link
All calves need milk before weaning. This can be costly, so getting it right is an economic decision. Learn more about whether to feed milk or replacer to your calves
Colostrum is the best start in life. Find out how much is the right amount to give and when is the best time for maximum protection.
This post explains that immune cells from the mother are ingested by the gut of calves and migrate to their immune system to pass on information