CalfCare™ - promoting calf health in Ireland
Calfhood diseases have a major impact on the economic viability of farm operations, due to the direct costs of calf losses and treatment and the long term effects on performance.
On top of the financial losses, calf diseases also account for additional workloads and frustrations for the people responsible for the care of the calves on farm.
On many farms, calf health and performance can be improved markedly by breaking with some outdated traditions and introducing a few simple and inexpensive changes.
The CalfCare™ Technical Working Group bases all outputs on a thorough review of the currently available scientific literature on calf rearing. (Click here for further information)
To date, information leaflets have been produced on Calving and Care of the Newborn Calf, Colostrum Management, Management of the Scouring Calf, and Early Nutrition and Weaning of the Dairy Calf, and Management of the Suckler Calf at Weaning to Prevent Pneumonia.