Calf rearing news and updates by irish farmers journal , the ultimate source of farming news in ireland. Calf rearing – birth to weaning moorepark2015 animal & grassland research and innovation centre teagasc, moorepark, fermoy, co cork phone: 025 42 222. Practical tips for calf rearing attention to detail and management is the key to any calf rearing system being a success the following tips are practical and should be adhered to for a successful outcome to calf rearing. Dairy steers supply 15-20 percent of the nation’s fed beef cattle on- farm husbandry practices are important to ensure the long-term calf health. Calves today are tomorrow's herd, so it makes economic sense to give them the best possible start to life, by using the best calf rearing techniques, and top quality feeds.
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