Calf to calving

Our Calf to Calving initiative builds upon research which shows that achieving first calving by 24 months of age can significantly reduce your rearing costs.

It enables dairy farmers to achieve measured improvements in heifer rearing specifically in calf and heifer survival, growth, health, fertility and age at first calving. 

Royal Veterinary College research, funded by us, shows that calving at 24 months rather than 26 months reduces average rearing costs by 16%.

Thinking about this another way, the cost of rearing a heifer increases by £2.87 per day for every day increase in age at first calving over 24 months.

More about calf management

Calf to Calving highlights video

Heifer rearing case studies

Disinfection and hot washing crucial to prevent Crypto spread from calf jackets

Weighing heifers vital as grass quality takes toll

Is all-year-round calving really the best option?

Using MAM for success in heifer rearing

AHDB Dairy's heifer rearing cost calculator enables farmers to calculate farm specific costs

Preventing lameness in pre-calved heifers is a must to safeguard long-term foot health

Calf to Calving reduces heifer rearing costs