Minimising the stress of weaning of beef calves: a review
- Combating respiratory acidosis part of newborn calf care. Stotts, Donald // Southwest Farm Press;2/18/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p12
The article offers information on newborn calf care to prevent respiratory acidosis which includes clearing the nostrils of mucus after the calf head passed the lips of the vulva, removing mucus and fetal fluids from the nose and mouth and tapping the chest to ventilate the lungs.
- Shine Once-a-day frees up more time for calves. O'Keeffe, Matt // Irish Farmers Monthly;Jan2013, p61
The article discusses the benefits of the Shine Once-A-Day milk replacer feeding system to calves in terms of their performance and in preventing scours.
- Eye on cow herd expansion. // Wallaces Farmer;May2012, Vol. 137 Issue 5, pBP11
The article reports that cow-calf operators will have to decide whether to sell heifers or hold them back for breeding with a return on their calves in two to three years.
- New arrivals are quad cute. Riley, Jonathan // Farmers Weekly;3/19/2004, Vol. 140 Issue 12, p8
Reports on the birth of quadruplet calves in Norfolk, England in March 2004.
- Thwarting Predators. FLORCKE, CORNELIA // BEEF;Jan2013, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p39
The article discusses various aspects of cows' behavior for calving process for which they seek isolation from cowherds before calving. It highlights that seeking isolated areas by cows allows them to give birth to calves in areas without disturbance from other cows while at the same time it...
- Comparison of production and calving data for 10 Irish dairy herds in the vicinity of an industrial chemical complex and 10 herds in rural, non-industrialised areas. Buckley, J.; O'Donovan, J.V.; Berry, D.P.; O'Mahony, P.; O'Farrell, K.J. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;12/22/2007, Vol. 161 Issue 25, p841
Production and calving data for 2001 to 2004 inclusive were collated for 10 dairy herds located in the vicinity of a complex of chemical industries in the Cork harbour region (target herd) and 10 herds located in rural, non-industrialised areas (control herds). The average milk yield per cow,...
- Dry spell helps clean-out. // Farmers Weekly;2/17/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 7, p52
The article discusses the author's experience in livestock farming in Moray, Scotland. The first batch of spring born calves had been sold at Huntly Auction mart. Out-wintered spring calving cows are in perfect condition for calving in March 2006. His ewes have been getting liquid feed with...
- GETTING BEYOND FIRST IMPRESSIONS. Hunt, Jeremy // Farmers Weekly;7/1/2011, Vol. 156 Issue 1, p42
The article features the Simon Frost Hopping Farm at Youlgreave in Derbyshire, England. It says that the key factors when it comes to the profitability of the farm'suckled calf production are high daily carcass gain and ease of calving as well as the routine of calving. According to the author,...
- Focus on the customer. // BEEF;Apr2009, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p58
The article discusses the role of a seedstock producer in the U.S. It is responsible to serve the commercial cattleman through offering a quality product like publishing four different indexes on bulls they sell to assist cattlemen. The seedstock producer will give carcass data on bull...