Managing late-born calves – Frequently Asked Questions

Managing late-born calves – Frequently Asked Questions

Managing late-born calves – Frequently Asked Questions   What is a ‘late-born’ calf? A ‘late-born’ calf is a calf that is born towards the end of a season or batch. They are anywhere up to 4 months younger that the first-born calves. In a spring calving season...
Weaning – Frequently Asked Questions

Weaning – Frequently Asked Questions

Weaning – Frequently Asked Questions   Assuming calf hits appropriate weights, what’s the difference you get weaning at 6 weeks or 8 weeks? If the rumen is ready for weaning, the age is not so important. If the calf’s rumen is developed enough by the time the...
Colostrum and Transition milk – Frequently Asked Questions

Colostrum and Transition milk – Frequently Asked Questions

Colostrum and Transition milk – Frequently Asked Questions   What is colostrum? Colostrum is the first milking, and only the first milking post-calving. It contains high levels of solids with high amounts of energy, antibodies, hormones, vitamins, minerals and more....
Calf Nutrition New Zealand

Calf Nutrition New Zealand

Calf Nutrition New Zealand During their recent visit to New Zealand Bonanza’s Christine Cummins and Amanda Dunn met with and visited several different people and facilities from research and farm advisors to key dairy and beef calf rearing units. Download the report...