Routine management practices
Routine management practices on a dairy beef farm include calf tagging, castration, disbudding and weaning. All of these tasks must be completed according to their relevant statutory legislation in order to promote animal health and welfare on farm.
The Teagasc Calf rearing manual Section 7 provides information on:
- Chapter 22 Tagging, Castrating and Disbudding Calves.(pdf)
- Chapter 23 Successful Weaning of Calves.(pdf)
The following video, Calf rearing- Routine management practices, covers important information on tagging, disbudding and weaning.