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Birth in Dairy Calves: NOW on InspireCows

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

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It’s Youngstock Month: When Should Calves Be Weaned?

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.

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When Should Calves Be Separated From their Mothers?

Calves are separated at birth in most dairies. Why do they do this and what are the effects on them and the dairy businesses?

It’s Youngstock Month: Feeding Pasteurised or Raw Milk to Calves

Should you recommend raw milk or pasteurised milk for growing calves? Find out more with this link

It’s Youngstock Month: Milk Feeding Calves

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

It’s Youngstock Month!

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.

Do Dry Cows Under Stress Give Less Immunity to their Calves?

New research has shown that dry cows with metabolic and immune stress produce calves with lower body weights and less ability to react o microbial attack. Managing dry cows to reduce stresses can benefit both lactation performance and calf health.

Cells in Colostrum Are Important!

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