Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:00

Growing calves to full capacity

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.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 13 August 2015 12:11

‘Hidden’ calf disease easily managed

Coccidiosis is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting calves in New Zealand, says animal health company Zoetis.

Published in Farm Health

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.

Published in General News
Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:41

Caring for the newborn

The long term future of a dairy heifer can be influenced by events in the first 24 hours of her life. 

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 12:37

Removing the headache out of dehorning

Dehorning is considered a routine procedure for dairy calves.

Published in Farm Health

Proper housing is a cornerstone of successful calf rearing, says Christchurch company FlexiTunnel.

Published in Management
Friday, 17 April 2015 10:36

Dystocia costing Oz dairy $44 million

Dystocia, or difficulty in giving birth, is a common problem encountered in dairy herds. 

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

Research shows calves check on longer rides

THE LONGER calves travel on a truck, the more weight they lose, Canadian research published in the Journal of Animal Science shows.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Breath of fresh air helps calves thrive

RESPIRATORY DISEASE in calves and young stock can occur sporadically as isolated cases, but also as outbreaks.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:05

Out to pasture for first calves at Massey Uni

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.

Published in Management
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