While the Milk Watch farmers have their hands full with calving, Boehringer takes a look at what to look out for when managing autumn calvers.
Fourth cut complete and calving underway
It has been a strange season on Huddlestone Farm, near Steyning, West Sussex, where Milk Watch farmer Tim Gue has just completed his fourth cut of silage. Continue reading
It would be wonderful to think that the dairy industry has moved on from milk fever, relegating it to a minor health concern that affects few cows. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Milk fever, or hypocalcemia, continues to clinically affect up to 6 percent of U.S. dairy cows at a cost of about $300 per case despite improved Continue reading
As autumn approaches and the grass growth declines it is time to think about the cows that are approaching calving. These animals can often be forgotten during the summer months and taken for granted as the nights draw in, even though the calving period is the most risky time for cattle. Continue reading