To Do List - November 2021

November 1, 2021
End of AB - Bulls InMonitor bulls health - particularly lamenessSort trace element supplementation for calves Calf 7 in 1 and BVD vaccinations may be dueWeighing and worming of calves - do you have a plan?Check herd test results...
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We have an exciting new piece of equipment available for hire to all our clients! Back at field days we purchased some portable Gallagher scales and eID reader wand to enable our clients to weigh calves in a cost effective manner without the initial outlay on expensive equip...
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Mating KPI's

October 11, 2021
KPITop FarmsAverage Farms 3 week submission rate90%80%Conception rate 60%55%6 week in calf 78%68%Empty Rate (12 week mating)6%10% Are you on track? Remember the main parameter here that you have the most control over right now is the 3 week submission rate. Yo...
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TURBO® Initial

October 7, 2021
Turbo® Initial is an oral drench specifically designed for weaned calves. It provides broad worm parasite coverage as well as helping to protect against coccidiosis. This bridges the 'susceptibility' gap after calves come off coccidiostat-treated meal and before they develo...
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October 2021 - To Do List

October 5, 2021
Synchronise non-cyclers at the start of mating AB for cows and watch for returns, touch up tail paint, re-apply kamars etcCheck your bulls - are they sound, BVD tested and vaccinated?Wean calves when ready - they should be eating 1kg meal/head/day2nd calf 7 in 1 may be ...
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Why Wait To Mate?

September 20, 2021
All cows should be tailed painted a minimum of 3 weeks before planned start of mating... why? 1) Non cyclers are identified early and can then be put on a CIDR programme at the beginning of mating ensuring maximum return from the programme (reduced empty rates, better 6 week...
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September 2021 - To Do List

September 1, 2021
Finish up calf disbudding Vaccinate calves with 7 in 1 Plan for mating - start tail painting to identify non-cyclers early Identify and treat dirty cowsBCS cows to identify condition loss post calving Try to give yourselves and staff some time off in betw...
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Calf Disbudding

August 2, 2021
It's time to book in your calf disbudding! The calves are coming thick and fast so many of you will have a decent sized mob of replacements to get started with disbudding. Our disbudding service is performed with the calves sedated which makes the job a lot quicker and less ...
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August 2021 - To Do List

August 1, 2021
 To do this month Keep calm and carry on calving!Identify ‘at risk’ cows and treat for endometritis Keep on top of calf pen hygiene and measuring colostrum qualityOrganize first mob of calf disbuddingCheck your bulk milk BVD testing is booked in with your provider (...
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Let’s face it; no matter how well you plan calving, it is a stressful time for most people.However there are some simple things you can do for yourself and your staff to reduce that. • When we are busy or stressed the first thing that goes is communication but this iswhe...
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