calf rearing

  1. Wynnstay

    Wynnstay Agri-Hub Podcast : Episode 5: Dairy Heifers - Make Every Stage Count

    Joining Tony in this month’s podcast is Sammy Howorth, our Lancashire and Cumbria Calf & Youngstock Specialist and Mike Van Amburgh, a Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University We delve into the subject of post-weaning heifers and how we can ensure they’re achieving...
  2. Wynnstay

    Pneumonia and Scours - A Vet's Perspective

    Pneumonia and scours are the two main problems in calves that vet advice is asked for. Often these diseases occur in severe outbreaks where calves can be lost if not treated appropriately and quickly, but these can be prevented avoiding stress, production losses and saving you money on vet...
  3. Wynnstay

    Hydrating calves and for rumen development

    We all know that water is vital for life. It is essential for hydrating calves and for rumen development. There are many reasons why I’ve seen a lack of water for calves on farm. Situations vary, sometimes not enough water is provided per pen, other times water which is contaminated, and at...
  4. T

    Volac Urban Calf Feeder

    Hi. I am very interested in investing in a volac urban u40 feeding machine. Have read good things about these machines so hopefully worth the purchase. Currently rearing 2x batches of 30 calfs every year. Has anyone here had any experience with these? The main concerns the running costs of the...
  5. Wynnstay

    Wynnstay Calf Team Study Tours

    Calf & Youngstock specialist for Cornwall, Devon, South Somerset, Laura Monk talks about the recent Calf Team study tour to Bavaria and Northern Ireland. https://www.wynnstayagriculture.co.uk/blog/calf-team-study-tours.html
  6. Ellie@Rumenco

    MAXX Calf Health – Delivering Real Benefits

    MAXX Calf Health – Delivering Real Benefits Calf health plays a critical role in the success of youngstock rearing programmes yet DEFRA figures suggest that as many as one in seven dairy calves and one in thirteen beef calves die during the rearing phase. Ensuring calves and youngstock receive...
  7. J

    Calf Rearing North Herefordshire

    An interesting opportunity for a calf rearer (mainly) has arisen on our mixed farm in Herefordshire. The calf unit rears about 700/800 calves are year and is mid expansion. The farm also has poultry on two sites, cider apples, arable and a retail business selling calf housing and feeding...
  8. The Business Barn

    New research to benefit calf enterprises...

    Dairy-bred beef calf enterprises are to benefit from a new research project aimed at boosting efficiency and profits. Led by The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) and funded by AHDB Beef and Lamb, the project will produce guidance on best practice which will address the major challenges...
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