Re­place­ment groups

Irish Examiner - Farming - - DAIRY SECTOR -

Sep­a­rate re­place­ments of dif­fer­ent weights into suit­able groups in or­der to get them all on tar­get weight af­ter the win­ter (330kg).

The tar­get for late Novem­ber is 240kg or 40% of ma­ture weight.

Wean­lings will gain 0.45 kg/ day on good qual­ity silage (70 DMD).

If more gain is re­quired, feed con­cen­trates.

Most wean­lings will re­quire a few kgs of 18% pro­tein con­cen­trates for at least part of the win­ter.

They will nor­mally need to gain 0.6 kg per day over win­ter.

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