The usual culprits are angry at hearing last week that the Government and the agri sector will work together to…
This month we focus on the timing and methods of feeding of colostrum and how this affects the absorption of vital antibodies.
Last month we discussed the importance of colostrum, the consequences of insufficient colostrum feeding and how to assess colostrum management on farm.
Mating more dairy cows to beef sires and rearing more dairy-beef calves are attractive options for some dairy farmers as they look for ways to supplement their income.
Ensuring every calf goes into the herd at target weight makes sure a Patea, Taranaki, dairy farm is running at full capacity, even on once-a-day (OAD) milking, says calf feed maker Fiber Fresh.
Coccidiosis is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting calves in New Zealand, says animal health company Zoetis.
In a welcome departure from dismal news on the dairy front, farmers are being told that a simple change to their herd mating plans could increase their income from calves.
The long term future of a dairy heifer can be influenced by events in the first 24 hours of her life.