Resources

Calf Rearing

Prepare for a busy calving season with our Successful Calf Rearing webinar series, presented by Natalie Hughes (SealesWinslow) and Mike Shallcrass (Fonterra).

To access each webinar click the link in each section below. You will then be directed to input your name and email address.

Natalie Hughes walks us through how to set up a shed for optimal calf health, including ventilation, bedding, and shelter.

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An informative webinar with Natalie Hughes on changes in milk over time, timing of feeding quality colostrum, and the impact on passive transfer.

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Mike Shallcrass, Senior Veterinary Manager with Fonterra, discusses the importance of colostrum management, neonatal nutrition and disease prevention for a successful calf rearing season.

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Natalie Hughes talks through calf energy and protein requirements, and how to transition from milk to meal and meal to grass.

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Learn more about the calculation of food to achieve liveweight targets, key target times and measuring options with Natalie Hughes.

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Electrolyte Replacer Recipes

2 tblspns glucose
1 dstspn baking soda
1 heaped tspn common salt
2 ltrs water

Add molasses or caramel flavour to make it more palatable. Make up a 2 ltr bottle of concentrate and dilute as required.

2 1/2 t glucose (or sugar)
1 1/4 t citric acid
3/4 t potassium chloride (from the vet)
1t salt
1/2 t baking soda
2.5L warm water

All can be purchased from from Bin Inn or the supermarket, except potassium chloride.

1tsp salt
1tsp baking soda
2 tbls manuka honey
2 tbls dextrose to one litre warm water

10g salt
10g sodium bicarb
100g dextrose (you can buy big bags of dextrose from Binn Inn)

1tsp salt
4tbs glucose
1tbs baking soda

Add to 2.5ltrs of warm water. Mix thoroughly.

1kg salt 300g potassium chloride
1kg baking soda
10kg glucose
Calf drencher

Combine ingredients.

Solution is sufficient for 100 doses. Dose = Add 1/2 cup/123gms of electrolyte to 2L of water.

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