UK vegans are demanding a law change to ban discrimination against plant-based eaters in workplaces.
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.
THE LONGER calves travel on a truck, the more weight they lose, Canadian research published in the Journal of Animal Science shows.
RESPIRATORY DISEASE in calves and young stock can occur sporadically as isolated cases, but also as outbreaks.
IT’S WEANING time for the first of the calves from the trial at Massey University looking at possible benefits of differing milk diets and machine feeding compared with hand feeding on calf growth rate and subsequent performance of dairy cattle.