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Range in body condition score (BCS) is as important as average BCS at calving on New Zealand dairy farms, according to DairyNZ.
Sharemilkers are the minority among dairy and beef farmers, but in respect of NAIT they have a big role.
The bonus of split calving is that you can match feed supply with feed demand throughout the year, says Neville Porteous of Te Arai Farms in lower Northland.
In a three-part series, veterinarian Olivia Sutton, of Vetlife Oamaru, looks at optimising future heifers during calf rearing. In this second article, she looks at Failure of Passive Transfer (FPT).
In a three-part series, veterinarian Olivia Sutton, Vetlife Omaru, looks at optimising future heifers with calf rearing.
Weaning based on calf weight and meal intake will help calves develop into healthy heifers, says DairyNZ.
In seasonally calving herds all heifers are expected to be fertile and mated at the same time, but their birth dates typically span four-six weeks.