A newborn’s thermoneutral zone ranges from 50 to 78° F, a range significantly narrower than that of a weaned calf, heifer or cow. Thus, young calves need a healthy micro-environment.
With colder, wetter temperatures just around the corner, the best management practice is properly preparing with current tools, tactics and programs that help calves do well even in extreme conditions.
Calf separation good for future production
Separating calves and making sure they are comfortable will result in better producers and less deaths, a calf rearing expo at the Terang Co-op has been told.
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