Management of feeding and having cows at the correct body condition score leading up to calving is important to reduce instances of difficult calvings and give the cow the best chance of going back in-calf in a timely manner.
Lameness is a common issue across beef and dairy herds with up to 35% of cows affected at some point. Lameness can lead to a loss of production and can have a significant financial impact if not managed appropriately.
When a calf is born their digestive system is not fully developed yet, during the calf rearing phase one of the primary objectives is transitioning the calf from a milk based diet to a diet based on solid feed.
The Moocall Calving Sensor can greatly reduce the amount of time spent watching cows in the run up to calving, meaning you only have to be present as calving is taking place. This is fantastic news for farmers, but even when using a Moocall Calving sensor, nighttime calvings do take their toll, with some broken sleep or lack of sleep inevitable.
Colostrum, or what it is most commonly known as ‘beestings’, [...]
With calving season approaching, here's three of the key methods to prepare your Moocall Calving Sensor in advance of using the system.
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure so here are some tips to help prevent common problems affecting newborn calves.