CALFCARE VIRTUAL WEEK Day 1
For the past four days Animal Health Ireland (AHI) and Teagasc ran their joint annual series of CalfCare events. This time, going virtual and covering a wider range of topics relating to calf health. The events included a combination of webinars, videos and podcasts as outlined here (Day 1 below)
Day 1: This is the first in a series covering the content from each of the four days of CalfCare events.
Calf Housing and Preparing for the Calving Season Webinar
On Monday 18 January, a live interactive webinar took place where the focus was on calf housing and preparing for the calving season. Questions from attendees were answered by a panel of speakers from AHI and Teagasc experienced in the area of calf health in the live webinar at 7.30pm.
Watch Webinar Recording here:
Calving is a stressful time for both the farmer and the animal. To try reduce this stress and ensure a successful calving period we must be prepared. Watch this short clip below - Preparing for the calving season - to ensure you are prepared for this calving season.
In this short clip below on Good Calf Housing, Gordon Peppard runs through what you should have in a good calf housing facility such as a clean dry, draught free well ventilated house with access to milk replacer, concentrate feeding, straw and water.
Articles to follow include:
- Day 2: Tuesday, 19 January - 1,2,3 of colostrum management, colostrum quality and managing Johne’s disease at calving - Videos & Podcast
- Day 3: Wednesday, 20 January - Vaccination of the pregnant cow and common diseases of the young calf - Webinar
- Day 4: Thursday, 21 January - Guidelines for Calf Feeding - Videos & Podcast
To catch up on all of the CalfCare events click here
For more information on Calf Rearing and Welfare click here