Many farmers across the country are gearing up for calving, which can be a busy time in our farming calendar.
Nicola Neal from The Aspiring Calf Company has three key tips for successful calving.
- Get the first 24 hours right by making sure every calf gets good quality colostrum.
- Put aside some time to get your system sorted before you begin. Seek advice from your friends, local vets, or someone with a specific interest in calf management.
- Happy, well-trained staff = healthy happy calves. Calving can be a stressful time, so it's important to look out for the mental/physical health of yourself and your workers.
Ms Neal also discusses the best selection process when choosing a heifer replacement, and how to stay safe from Mycoplasma bovis when receiving waste milk from dairy farms.
Watch the full interview with Nicola Neal above.