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Are Automated Feeders the Future of Calf Rearing?

By Eimear Diamond 8 days ago

You have done the hard bit…figured out where you’re going to source calves from, what powder to feed them, and what starter feed is best. Now you are faced with the many options for how to feed the chosen milk powder, and with those options, host a range of costings.

What's New In Calf Rearing?

By Jess Charlton 16 days ago

Calf rearing is a forever-changing topic as we constantly learn and improve how calves are reared. Below is a summary of what’s new in calf rearing, some hot topics and buzzwords.

There's More to Colostrum Than Passive Immunity

By Nick White 16 days ago

The importance of a colostrum to a calf is well known and can’t be over stated. Guaranteeing a calf receives an adequate amount of good-quality colostrum soon after birth, is one of the most important things to ensure strong, healthy growth and will have a major impact on farm profitability.

Feeding Calves

By Eimear Diamond 2 months ago

When we think of feeding calves, the first thing that comes to mind is often milk. As Calf Specialists, we have often focused on the pre-weaned calf. The milk feeding stage is of great importance, and sets the calf up for life. However, the weaning and post weaning phase also requires attention.

The first 60-70 days of life are a golden opportunity to exploit the genetic potential of your calves. The weaning period and the days following are also an opportunity that we need to make the most of.

Managing Spring Born Heifers at Grass

By Jessica Charlton 4 months ago

Our advice on how you get your spring born heifers to grow, and keep growing!

With the spring calving season upon us it is important to think ahead to the imminent grazing season and how to get the calves born this spring (Feb-April) to grow well and efficiently.

Sourcing Beef Calves : Choosing the Calf

By Eimear Diamond 1 years ago

Increasing numbers of dairy x beef calves are opening up new avenues for beef farmers, but how do you decide what will best suit your system?

Prime Beef – the Key to Healthy Beef Calves

By Eimear Diamond 2 years ago

This year has seen the launch of our milk powder that has been specifically designed and formulated for beef calves – Prime Beef.

Prime Beef is a high quality whey based powder, a high 22% protein content promoting good growth rates, and a lower 17% oil rate to drive early concentrate intake.

Dairy-Bred Beef Calves

By Wynnstay Sheep & Beef Team 3 years ago

As a farmer, you already know what makes your business tick. You don’t need us to tell you that optimising the value of each animal is the key to a successful business. But did you know the importance of the first three months in terms of maximising lifetime performance of your dairy-bred reared calves?