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Youngstock

Youngstock are the foundation of any herd. Management of calves is crucial in order to give them the best start. Identifying youngstock disease symptoms and how best to prevent recurrence is critical. Here we give you some youngstock management and disease advice.

Bloat In Calves

Bloat is caused by a build-up of gas in the abdomen that is unable to escape. There are two main types of bloats in calves; abomasal bloat and ruminal bloat. Feeding consistency, colostrum management and good hygiene of feeding equipment are the main ways to avoid cases of bloat.

Bloat […]

2024-07-03T11:03:05+00:00July 3rd, 2024|Youngstock|

The crucial role of ventilation for calf health

As you will know, the health and well-being of calves are paramount to the success of a dairy and beef operation. While factors such as nutrition and housing play crucial roles, one often underestimated aspect that significantly impacts calf health is proper ventilation.

Optimal Air Quality:

Adequate ventilation is essential […]

2023-09-18T15:22:06+00:00September 18th, 2023|Beef, Dairy, Youngstock|

Conflicting calf feeding advice unwrapped

I recently attended the National Youngstock Conference at Harper Adams (lovely to see some of you there). On the day, there were some conflicting views presented on the best way to feed calves – a higher milk diet with a gradual increase onto concentrate or a higher concentrate and forage […]

2023-09-20T10:51:50+00:00September 18th, 2023|Dairy, Management, Youngstock|

“The Werombi herd” trials and tales from new entrants

I’d like to say ‘oh, what a difference a year makes’ but with another drought potentially on the horizon, perhaps less has changed since 2022 than I’d hoped. One thing is for sure, the majority of the suckler cows are finally meeting their Body Condition Score (BCS) targets! After a […]

2023-06-13T13:24:03+00:00June 13th, 2023|Beef, Management, Youngstock|

Milk powder Q&A

On 30th March, we hosted a farmer meeting at The Buck in Bangor-on-dee kindly sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim and Arwain ADG. It was a great evening with a big turnout, good food and wide discussions about all things milk powder. Throughout the evening, many questions were asked so we thought it […]

2023-05-03T11:50:32+00:00May 3rd, 2023|Youngstock|

Post-calving management study

We’re aware of the negative effects of poor calcium, excess negative energy balance and poor anti-oxidant status on reproductive performance but some new studies go into more detail on this, highlighting the strong relationship each of these elements have for getting a cow back in calf.

A recently published paper […]

2023-05-03T11:29:46+00:00May 3rd, 2023|Beef, Dairy, Fertility, Management, Youngstock|
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