How to Help a Cow Give Birth In 7 Steps

How to Help a Cow Give Birth In 7 Steps

Calving is a difficult and stressful time for even the most healthy, well looked after cow, which is why as a farmer it is essential that you know what you can do to make the whole thing as easy on both mother and calf as possible. As you'd expect, heifers

Read the full post

5 Common Calf Diseases - How To Prevent & Treat Them

5 Common Calf Diseases - How To Prevent & Treat Them

In terms of survival, the first few weeks are the most crucial of a young calf's life, as their bodies are not yet developed to the point where they can effectively fight off illnesses. With so many potential health hazards around, it is important that as

Read the full post

Essential Calving Equipment For Dairy Farmers

Essential Calving Equipment For Dairy Farmers

When it comes to looking after livestock there is never a dull moment. You start the year preparing for lambing season and before it's even over calving season begins! Calving, like lambing, is not going to be an easy time for you, the cow or her calf, which

Read the full post

The Ultimate Calving Guide: Weaning Your Calves

The Ultimate Calving Guide: Weaning Your Calves

If left to act independently the weaning process of a calf would be counted in months, but with the right encouragement and a little bit of patience the time it takes can be reduced considerably. The first thing to realise though is that weaning should not

Read the full post

The Ultimate Calving Guide: Housing Requirements

The Ultimate Calving Guide: Housing Requirements

When it comes to keeping your calves housed, there is no such thing as too much space. The greater the quality of ventilation and drainage the calves' living quarters have access to the less chance there is of bacterial growth and stale air build up, which

Read the full post