Year
2024
Source
Care4Dairy

Calf Best Practice Guide

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SUMMARY

Best practice farms have healthy and vigorous calves by providing tailor-made, balanced nutrition, in an enriched environment that supports natural behaviours, and by using management strategies that mitigate stress experienced during weaning. 

Best practice farms provide bespoke, clean, comfortable indoor and outdoor environments that  support the calves’ social and mental development as well as their growth. Such farms are more likely to have healthy and vigorous calves expressing a range of positive natural behaviours. 

Best practice farms provide an enriched indoor and outdoor environment with kind, animal-centred human-animal interactions. Such farms are more likely to have confident and social calves who express a range of positive natural behaviours.

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