Hoping for pain-free calving

Downes, Tim
May 2008
Farmers Weekly;5/2/2008, p31
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The article deals with pain-free calving. Tim and Louise Downes farm 230 hectares in partnership with Tim's parents, of which 139 hectares is under contract. The farm is fully organic, comprising 140 dairy cows plus followers and Aberdeen Angus cross cattle for finishing. Five in-calf pedigree Aberdeen Angus heifers were relocated in the farm in May 2008. The black barrels are due to calve within a month and are having caulophyllum homoeopathy in the water trough to ensure a hassle-free calving, along with plentiful exercise and organic straw.


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