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PROFITABLE CALF REARING – Weaning

Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage The transition from milk to grass In the early stages of a calf’s life, milk is digested in the fourth stomach (the abomasum). Only when the calf has a fully functional rumen and reticulum (the first two stomachs) can the transition from milk to […]

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Launchpad18 Colostrum

Why Launchpad18 is the best colostrum powder available

Quite simply, IgG delivers immunity and immunity is essential to survival. With a guaranteed 18 per cent IgG, AgriVantage Launchpad18 colostrum powder has at least 20 per cent more potential immunity than other powders on the market. That’s why it’s the best. Colostrum plays a vital role in neonatal health; providing high quality colostrum as […]

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The Scouring Calf Prevention and treatment

Profitable calf rearing Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage Prevention and treatment of scours A scouring calf is in grave danger. The physiological and pathological changes that are occurring in the gut are now well understood and can easily be summarised by the effect on the calf. These are (diarrhoea): […]

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The Scouring Calf – Diagnosis

Profitable calf rearing Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage Causes and diagnosis Without a doubt, dealing with scouring calves is the biggest challenge for the calf rearer, and the biggest threat to calf survival. Understanding the causes of neonatal diarrhoea (scours) is important, so that appropriate prevention and treatment can […]

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Agrivantage calf CMR

Milk feeding – the critical first 10 days

Profitable calf rearing Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage Once you’re sure that your newborn animals have consumed a good amount of quality colostrum, the feeding schedule over the first 10-day period will lay the foundation for good early health and growth. It’s important to consider the following: Feeding methods […]

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CMR vs Whole Milk

Have you done the math?

For many dairy farmers, it makes sense to feed calves on whole milk. And why not? It’s freely available and produced in house. But, with an increased payout forecast, feeding calves whole milk could be costing you more than you realise. Feeding a quality whey calf milk replacer is not only cheaper, it’s proven to […]

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10 golden rules of calf selection

Profitable calf rearing Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage The decisions you make on Day 1 could make or break your calf rearing venture. This is the moment you select a calf and pay the market price.   As a rearer, your main objective must be to minimise the mortality […]

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Profitable Calf Rearing

What impacts success or failure? Article supplied by Dr B.W. Schouten, BVSc Veterinary Consultant to AgriVantage Another calf rearing season is fast approaching, and dairy beef calves will soon become available for the dairy/beef market.   Questions you might be asking: What will be the price of a good quality calf? And, what will happen […]

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Stalosan

5 steps to a naturally healthy rearing environment

Use Stalosan F in conjunction with a strong liquid disinfectant for a total hygiene solution. The combination is excellent for rearing pen preparation. For rearing shed or calf-pen preparation: 1. Clear pens of old bedding material. 2. Spray with a strong liquid disinfectant to kill bacteria.Take care to spray rails, gates and vertical walls. 3.Let […]

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