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CALFCARE VIRTUAL WEEK - 18th to 21st January 2021

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) and Teagasc are working together to run their annual series of CalfCare events. This time, going virtual and covering a wider range of topics relating to calf health. CalfCare Virtual Week runs from Monday, 18th until Thursday, 21st January 2021

With over 1.6 million calves expected to arrive on beef and dairy farms by the end of April 2021, spring has become an increasingly intense part of the farming calendar. Heightened awareness of calf health has resulted in improved standards and increased survival rates reported from dairy and beef farms nationally.  The purpose of CalfCare Virtual Week is to remind dairy and beef farmers of the key practices necessary to maintain those standards in the busy spring period.

The events over the four days include a combination of webinars, videos, podcasts and supporting newspaper articles. A brief outline of the programme of events can be seen below:

Monday, 18 January | 7.30pm - Webinar 

Calf Housing and Preparing for the Calving Season Webinar

On Monday 18 January, join a live interactive webinar where the focus will be on calf housing and preparing for the calving season. Questions from attendees will be answered by a panel of speakers from AHI and Teagasc experienced in the area of calf health in a live webinar at 7.30pm. 

REGISTER to attend the Webinars at www.teagasc.ie/calfcare 

Tuesday, 19 January - Videos & Podcast

1,2,3 of colostrum management, colostrum quality and managing Johne’s disease at calving 

Wednesday, 20 January | 7.30pm - Webinar

Vaccination of the pregnant cow and common diseases of the young calf webinar

REGISTER to attend the Webinars at www.teagasc.ie/calfcare 

Thursday, 21 January - Videos & Podcast

Guidelines for Calf Feeding

Having a calf per cow per year is the cornerstone of profitable suckler farming. The care of the cow in last 2 months of pregnancy and management around calving are key areas where suckler farmers can really push towards this goal. These videos and webinars are a timely reminder of what needs to be done to ensure a live, healthy suckler calf, while also focussing on the important factors in rearing bought-in calves.

Register to attend the webinars at www.teagasc.ie/calfcare

The CalfCare videos will be available each day through Social Media and AHI and Teagasc websites.