Transition milk and Transformula

Transition milk and Transformula

Transition milk and Transformula Transition milk is produced by the cow after colostrum and before regular whole milk. The amount of milkings it can take varies between cows but it is generally milkings 2-6 post-partum. As with colostrum, the concentration of the...
Calf housing – Frequently Asked Questions

Calf housing – Frequently Asked Questions

Calf housing – Frequently Asked Questions   Housing is one of the most complex elements of calf rearing. It is not possible to create the ideal calf house for all conditions. Understanding what we need to do for the calves and what we have to work with helps a lot....
Taking a sample for faecal egg counts (FEC)

Taking a sample for faecal egg counts (FEC)

Taking a sample for faecal egg counts (FEC) The first and foremost thing to do is to take a dung sample for a faecal egg count. This is a key tool to monitor the level of worms, potential impending resistance and the need for worming. It should be part of all worming...
Grass – Frequently Asked Questions

Grass – Frequently Asked Questions

Grass – Frequently Asked Questions   After dosing calves how long would you recommend leaving them in the original paddock? We don’t want to be bringing any bugs with them onto the fresh grass With all dosing routines, it is best to consult your vet as every...
Purchasing calves – Frequently Asked Questions

Purchasing calves – Frequently Asked Questions

Purchasing calves – Frequently Asked Questions   What is the ideal age to purchase calves? To some extent it depends on the source of the calves. Calves should ideally be a minimum of two weeks old, having received transition milk from freshly calves cows during their...
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...