Once-a-day calf feeding

Mar 14, 2018, 08:36 AM

On this week's episode of The Dairy Edge podcast we speak to calf expert Emer Kennedy. Emer talks us through labour saving techniques around the calf rearing process from now until weaning. She explains that once-a-day calf feeding will reduce the labour input around calf care by one-third.

Research has shown there is no difference in average daily gain between calves fed once-a-day or twice-a-day but there was a significant reduction in labour.

For more information:

https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/publications/2017/Section3-Milk-feeding.pdf

https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/publications/2018/CalfcareeventBooklet.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyhwegNyjls