Young Stock Management (Manual)
By V. Holland
Young stock rearing is an important part of dairy farming. Here the foundation is laid for the high-yielding dairy cow of the future. Young stock rearing has proven to be of great influence on future performance.
THE FIRST DAYS Hygiene Good calf rearing starts before the calf is born. A hygienic environment during the birth process is essential to prevent rearing diseases, such as scour. Clean hands and disinfected birth-ropes are necessary as well as a clean and disinfected calving pen.