Youngstock

The importance of Youngstock care can often be overlooked in the overall farming system. However, changes you make at this crucial stage will have dramatic effects later when in production. Rearing a replacement heifer is the second highest cost on a unit and small changes can have a huge impact on the bottom line. 

Services we can offer:

  • Calf health investigations
  • Developing protocols with the farm team
  • On farm staff training
  • Blood sampling of calves to monitor colostrum uptake
  • Weighing all sizes of heifer from birth to calving
  • Ventilation system design
  • Smoke bombing of existing buildings
  • Pneumonia sampling
  • Muck sampling for scour causes
  • Assessment of colostrum hygiene, bacterial count and quality
     
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