Displaying items by tag: calving

Friday, 18 September 2020 10:37

Strategy to reduce heifer mastitis

First calvers are more prone to mastitis than older cows. According to DairyNZ, farmers must choose a strategy that best suits their herd, farm team, and budget.

Published in Farm Health

Nutrition consultant to AgriVantage, Natalie Chrystal on the role of whey-based milk replacers during calving.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 07:25

Good weather helps calving season on West Coast

The calving season on the West Coast is progressing well with the help of good weather, says retired Federated Farmers president Katie Milne.

Published in General News
Monday, 10 August 2020 08:53

Make biosecurity a top priority during calving

Farmers and calf rearers are being urged to make biosecurity a top priority during calving this spring.

Published in Management
Monday, 10 August 2020 08:51

Keeping track of new-born calves

Manawatu farm manager Paul Mercer is well into calving on the 147ha 370-cow farm he manages.

Published in Management
Monday, 27 July 2020 11:59

Getting transport systems sorted

Advice for transporting bobby calves this season.

Published in Management
Monday, 27 July 2020 11:54

Setting calves up for future

Successful calf rearing starts at the beginning and getting it right will always be important in setting them up for the future, says calf feeder maker Stallion Ltd.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 27 July 2020 08:48

Giving calves the best start to life

The better start a calf has in life, the better animal they will be in years to come.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 27 July 2020 08:45

Minimising weaning stress on farms

Every change at weaning should be carefully planned and gradually implemented.

Published in Management
Friday, 24 July 2020 08:09

Preventing scours

The most common cause of scouring is nutritional scours, which happens when there is a change in diet or a diet that is inappropriate for the age group of calves.

Published in Farm Health
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