Mind your youngstock’s weaning process!

Mind your youngstock’s weaning process!

While AB is still in full swing, it often coincides with weaning times for spring born calves. Another job to do however a very important one. Up until this point, milk has kept calves happy and growing while supplemented with meal – are they ready to be off milk and...
Are my calves ready to be weaned?

Are my calves ready to be weaned?

Weaning of calves is a very important event in the development of high-quality replacements and needs to be carried out at the right time in the right way to minimise any negative effects it could have. Timing of weaning is important, as the calf is having to adapt...
Trace Elements in Sheep

Trace Elements in Sheep

Do you know the trace element status of your sheep?  Copper, selenium, cobalt and iodine all affect growth and reproduction, animals need the right amount for their bodies to work properly. New Zealand soils and pasture can be deficient in these trace elements, and...