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Attention to detail and good nutrition key to calf rearing success
Calves at a Warwickshire dairy farm are achieving their potential thanks to good nutrition and exceptional rearing protocols.
Once-a-day calves doubling birth weights at eight weeks
A County Laois dairy farmer is doubling birth weights of calves at eight weeks since introducing a
once-a-day milk replacer feeding system.
New Feeding system transforms calf rearing at County Kerry dairy farm
A County Kerry dairy farming partnership is securing the future of its herd with a feeding system that allows it to produce excellent heifer replacements.
British Dairying – December 21 Issue
Learn more about the benefits of developing calf’s digestive system in tandem with milk feeding.
British Dairying – May 21 Issue
Achieving profitable returns from bull calf rearing is at the forefront of most dairy farmers minds after the release of the new Red Tractor dairy scheme standard for autumn 2021.
Calves weaning up to 10 days earlier on Shine Once-a-Day milk replacer
Robert Martin and his son-in-law, Glen Crooks, run a beef enterprise near Moy, rearing 150 calves a year. These are mostly finished but some heifers are retained as suckler replacements and sold as bulling heifers.
Newsletter – Calf Nutrition March 2021
Bonanza Calf Nutrition Newsletter – March 2021; Options for rearing male calves on farm
We’re delighted to welcome Mollie Phipps to the team. Her practical farming background coupled with her agricultural degree and work in livestock research will be a great asset to the team and our farmer customers.
Ewe-reka key to reducing lamb mortalities in French flocks
French sheep farmers who had been losing up to a third of their artificially-reared lambs to bloat are reporting no mortalities from this condition after introducing a milk replacer made with ewe’s milk into their feeding systems.
John Murphy Testimonial
A dairy farmer who rears both heifer replacements and beef calves is weaning a week earlier after feeding a specially formulated milk powder during the transition period.
Farmer’s Guardian – Are We Underestimating the Importance of Transition Milk?
We are all familiar with the need to provide our animals with the most effective nutrition, in order to maximise their health, well-being and productivity.
Use automatic feeders correctly or risk calf health farmers warned
Farmers who rear calves on automatic feeders are being advised to use them correctly or risk creating a cycle of infection that compromises health and performance.
Farmers Guardian Advert
Farmers Guardian Advert: All reared on Bonanza’s Transformula & Shine Once-A-Day
There is increasing realisation that young calves need a different milk from older calves. Cows naturally produce transition milk after colostrum and this offers baby calves more protection and better nutrition. This is the reason Transformula, the only baby milk for baby calves is proving so popular on dairy farm as it designed to replace transition milk.
A dairy farming family whose calf rearing system was challenged by cryptosporidium says focusing on diet in the two weeks following birth is playing an important part in calf health.
Gardners Farm Testimonial
Cases of scour among young calves at a Wiltshire farm have all but disappeared after they were reared on a transition milk replacer for seven days.
Transformula – the only transition milk replacer for baby calves
Transition milk is the milk cows produce after colostrum and before they produce what we consider milk. It is higher in most nutrients and antibodies and is beneficial to feed to calves.
Key benefits of feeding once a day
Using a once a day feed programme has the benefit of saving hugely on labour without any additional cost of investment.
Michael Flanagan Testimonial
“With the help of shine ewe-reka I can help keep my pre-weaned replacement lambs healthy at the stage when they are most prone to scours and bloat, because the ewe’s milk in Shine Ewe-reka contains specific antibodies against sheep diseases”.
Willie Whiteford Testimonial
A once-a-day calf feeding system is allowing a premier Ayrshire breeder to devote more time to keeping his heifer replacements in tip-top health. Six years ago, they introduced Shine- Once- a- Day milk replacer to calves at 28 days old. The system has been so successful that the family say there is no going back.
Joe O’Boyle Testimonial
With at least 500 cattle at the farm, calves are fed milk replacer via two computerised feeders. Although Joe has had the feeders for 10 years, he says he has only been getting the best from them since using Compumate®.
Weavian Farm Testimonial
Cath Ratcliffe moved to West Webbery Farm, Bideford, North Devon in 2013 to enable them to expand their 180 cow herd and to keep their own youngstock as it had previously been a flying herd.
Milky Way leaflet
Milky Way concentrated calf milk – Be 100% sure your calves get 100% milk protein.
John Kennedy Testimonial
A young farmer’s vision for improving calf performance on his family’s dairy farm by changing the feeding system from cow’s milk to a once-a-day milk replacer lives on after his tragic death.
Nigel Worrell Testimonial
The flexibility of a once-a-day calf feeding system has allowed a Co. Clare agricultural contracting business to expand into calf rearing, increasing numbers year on year to 250.
Shine newsletter – Issue 3
Shine newsletter – Issue 3. Contents include: Triplet lambs gaining 550 grammes per day on “Ewe-reka
Shine newsletter – Issue 8
Shine newsletter – Issue 8. Contents include: Autumn calving on Shine Once-a-day and Shine brings practical benefits to compact calving system.
Jerry Moloney Testimonial
Jerry Moloney, who runs a herd of 98 pedigree Holsteins at Nenagh, Co Tipperary, first used Shine Once-A-Day to reduce time and labour in feeding his heifer replacements.
Conor Moloney Testimonial
Practical constraints which had prevented a dairy farmer from rearing milk-fed calves at an off-lying site have been overcome with the introduction of Shine Once-a-Day milk replacer.
Gardeners Farm Testimonial
Heifers on course for calving targets after Transformula helps prevent scour at Gardeners Farm in Hullavington.
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