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LIC have launched a new test that means ear punching at disbudding is now possible Previously calves had to be >35days to run the test however new technology means they can now be done with a ‘dry’ sample at any age. We are able to offer this service at disbudding so ...
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July 2021 - To Do List

July 2, 2021
This month's to do listGet stocked up for calvingConsider doing some pre-calving bloods to check your mineral supplementation is workingHave a pre-calving meeting with your team, make sure everyone is familiar with protocols for down cows, sick cows etcFind your refractomete...
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The effects of inadequate colostral transfer in calves are well documented. Calves that don’t get sufficient colostrum are more than 5 times more likely to die before weaning and 9 times more likely to become diseased compared to calves that do get sufficient colostrum. No...
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