Calf management is an important factor affecting the efficiency of livestock. Calf productivity and health have an immediate impact on growth rates which primarily determine if or not a calf rearing business is profitable.
Since smart calf rearing results in the benefits of healthy calves, it is important to ensure that calves health and growth continue to be a top priority.
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To increase your growth rate, pay attention to the following:
1. Feeding – at least 6-8 liters per day for about 2 to 3 weeks, depending on calf factors such as breeds etc. It was important to pay attention to the importance of getting up to 8 liters of calf a day as soon as possible and when the calf was ready for it. Reaching high nutrient levels as quickly as possible is essential for growth and disease-fighting energy.
2.For calf growth, the temperature is important for the growth rate – the warmer the better the growth rate. Make sure that the bedding level is good and dry.
3. Hygiene – More frequent cleaning leads to better growth rates and a lower risk of disease. Also, keep in mind that mixing older and younger animals is not recommended, as they are more likely to develop pneumonia, which can have a long-term impact on growth rates and productivity.
Well cared for calves have a lower risk of disease. Making the right decisions not only has a positive impact on profits but also results in happier, healthier, and more productive animals that will thrive for a lifetime.