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HOW TO AVOID SUCKLING CALVES
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 15. January 2021
Feeding milk through a bucket without a teat may meet the nutritional needs of a calf, but it does not allow the calf to satisfy the innate motivation to suckle. When calves suckle from the cow, they spend +/- 60 minutes a day on it. Calves that have to drink milk from a bucket without a teat are "ready" in just 6 minutes ...

IT IS GETTING COLDER, TAKE CARE OF YOUR CALFS!
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 28. September 2020
The optimal comfort zone for a calf is at an ambient temperature of 15 ° C. If the calf is not dry, the calf will get cold and will burn more energy to keep itself warm. In addition to vitality, this also costs growth and increases the risk of stress and respiratory diseases.

A HOT SUMMER IS OVER, HOW HEAVY ARE YOUR NEWBORN CALVES? ...
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 05. September 2020
The effect of heat stress, and whether this problem on the farm is under control, can be clearly seen in the newborn calves. The effects of heat stress on dry cows can still be observed up to 7 weeks after such a warm period.

MAGGOTS ON (NEWBORN) CALVES CREATE PROBLEMS
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 27. June 2020
I was recently on a suckler cow farm where I noticed that some calves were very slow and separated from the group.

CALVES AND HEAT STRESS (part 4)
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 23. June 2020
Depending on starter / concentrate intake during heat stress, and the duration of the heat stress, it may be useful to postpone weaning for a week or more.

CALVES AND HEAT STRESS (part 3)
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 22. June 2020
Calves with heat stress grow at least 15% less compared to calves without heat stress.

CALVES AND HEAT STRESS (part 2)
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 21. June 2020
Despite the large body surface in relation to weight, calves also experience heat stress.

CALVES AND HEAT STRESS (part 1)
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 20. June 2020
In times of summer temperatures, how often do you walk to your calf housing to see if your calves are not too hot?

COMMON CAUSES OF RUMINAL DRINKING CALVES
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 28. January 2020
Fortunately, feeding goes well for most calves. But the calves that are not doing well during feeding, require the most time and energy from us.

THE CALF'S DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 16. January 2020
Prevent a calf from drinking water immediately after milk feeding. If the calf nevertheless drinks water immediately after milk feeding, the Esophageal Groove will still be open, allowing the water to flow into the abomasum. This weakens the coagulation of the milk and the digestion by the calf. This must be prevented as long as the calf has not yet been weaned!

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