Dairy calf health and management

Past Event

Fri, 04 February 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Webinar recording

Join Strategic dairy farm host, Gareth Owen, for this webinar to learn how to ensure your calves reach their potential.

Gareth will be joined by Colin Mason, Veterinary Centre Manager, SRUC and Jimmy Goldie, Chief technical officer at Carrs Billington to discuss the needs and practical protocols in rearing healthy calves.   

After feed, raising heifer calves is the second largest annual expense for dairy businesses so it is important to reduce losses. We will discuss some new protocols that have been put in place at Potstown and what data they are collecting to underpin the best practice on farm for their calves.

Colin will be discussing how minimising a calf’s exposure to disease, providing a clean and disease free environment is fundamental, while Jimmy will take us through the importance of managing the needs of calves through the correct nutrition.

The main topics will include:

  • Disease management in calves eg. cryptosporidium
  • Colostrum and milk replacers
  • Achieving calf growth
  • Water – an essential nutrient
  • Managing the transition to solid feed


If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.

E KE.Events@ahdb.org.uk

T 01904 771218

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