Successful calf rearing

CALVES AND HEAT STRESS (part 4)
Successful calf rearing · 18. June 2021
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)
Successful calf rearing · 17. June 2021
Calves with heat stress grow at least 15% less compared to calves without heat stress.

CALVES AND HEAT STRESS (part 2)
Successful calf rearing · 16. June 2021
Despite the large body surface in relation to weight, calves also experience heat stress.

CALVES AND HEAT STRESS (part 1)
Successful calf rearing · 15. June 2021
In times of summer temperatures, how often do you walk to your calf housing to see if your calves are not too hot?

BULL CALF "DANTE":  BORN WITH LENS CATARACT
Successful calf rearing · 25. May 2021
According to the farmer, it was immediately clear after the birth of bull calf Dante, that something was wrong. The calf lay down, was apathetic and had such a "strange look" in its eyes.

CATTLE LEARN BY EXPERIENCE  (Part 1)
Successful calf rearing · 16. January 2021
Which cow costs you the most time and energy? Could it be the cow that you can't control?...

HOW TO AVOID SUCKLING CALVES
Successful calf rearing · 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!
Successful calf rearing · 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? ...
Successful calf rearing · 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
Successful calf rearing · 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.

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