We bring you the second exciting edition of Dairy Global magazine – this edition focuses on youngstock and biosecurity, and more. For a deeper look into these topics be sure to flip through the pages of this edition. It is now available to read online in our digital magazine section. Here’s a sneak peek.
In this edition we visit Canada where biosecurity has been a focus of late. Over the last few months all Canadian dairy farmers had to begin implementing the biosecurity module of the national proAction programme. We look at how this module was developed and what one leading farmer found most challenging in putting its requirements in place.
This farm has recently re-evaluated their dairy ration and have been including chocolate powder in the ration, find out more on this in this report. Also, cows here live longer than the average dairy cow in the Netherlands where they are enjoying quite the life at a dairy farm situated in Bodegraven, South Holland province, where milk is also pasteurised and bottled on-farm.
There are two key factors for a great start to a calf’s life which leads the reward of an early mature heifer with much better longevity and with good production figures. Afterall, a healthy and productive herd is the backbone of the dairy farm business. But it all starts at the very beginning of a calf’s life. Read more about the crucial factors to consider when it comes to the calf.
Dublin-based agtech firm Cainthus, founded in 2016, recently launched its bespoke feed technology that can monitor cows in real time, 24/7. CEO Aidan Connolly gives views on technology, the future and gives us insight into what farmers think.
Bovine coronavirus (BCoV) infection in calves causes major economic losses to the dairy (and beef) industry worldwide. We dig deep into what the respiratory signs of the infection are, treatment, and control measures.