Autumn calving is now in full swing. Ensure new born calves get sufficient colostrum within the first six hours of life.
If you are creep-feeding spring calves, make sure that the concentrate being fed contains good quality ingredients to encourage intake.
Get calves to be weaned castrated, vaccinated and dosed well in advance.
Continue to supplement suckler cows with magnesium licks, because nights are a bit cooler, and there is some tetany around.
Keep a close eye on freshly calved cows to ensure that they have passed all of their cleaning. Cows can get very sick if they have retained any of the foetal membrane.
It will have a major effect on future reproductive efficiency, and early intervention is crucial. The more times a cow cycles before you commence breed- ing, the better chance you have of getting her back in calf.
Continue with magnesium licks; nights are cooler, and there is some tetany around.