CALVES ARCHIVES

Calf disease risk for toddlers

A severe diarrhoea illness sourced from calves has been identified as a cause for concern for rural children.

Bobby calf welfare better this season

Calf welfare improvements have been noted across the bobby calf supply chain, Ministry for Primary Industries verification services director Chris Kebbell says.

Kaikohe sale August 24

Good spring grass growth lifted demand at Kaikohe on Wednesday with cattle continuing to sell to strong demand, Vaughan Vujcich from PGG Wrightson reports.

Handle bobby calves with care

As the dairy industry’s spring calving kicks off, the Bobby Calf Action Group (BCAG) is reminding everyone who handles calves of the important role they have to play.

New pastures of plenty

Dallas Newlands is itching to get the first block of permanent pasture growing on the 125ha of hills under development since October 2013.

“I need to get pasture in so I can get on and develop more,” Dallas says.

Calving won’t meet beef demand

The demand for dairy-beef calves that has already set price records in the saleyards will not be met by the numbers of those types from the calving now under way.

Turn bull calves into cash

Dairy farmers in the thick of calving are being offered thousands of dollars for their best bull calves by CRV Ambreed.

Calf research on the go

Calf rearing will be here soon enough, so it’s time to look at some of the more recent research to grow healthy calves.

Take care of bobby calves

People caring for calves this season must understand their responsibilities. Animal welfare is at the heart of any good farming business.