Golden Maverick

Calf Rearing


calf management

MANAGING THE YOUNG CALF

Maintaining the calf in a healthy condition for the first three weeks of life has a crucial impact on successful rearing. Good management, housing and adequate colostrum all help the calf in the ongoing battle against disease...more


calves feeding

CALF REARING SYSTEMS

The amount of milk and concentrates fed during the first twelve weeks of life determine weight gain. Studies undertaken by Teagasc (Irish National Research Institute) have shown that extra weight gained during these first weeks was still present at slaughter...more


 CALF HUSBANDRY TIPS

CALF HUSBANDRY TIPS

Check all calves before feeding, watch for calves that are off-form or uninterested
If the calf refuses to drink, check for problems
Never feed liquids over 40°C
Always use a whisk when mixing...more