Colostrum Management

Working with a spring calving dairy client recently, the importance of colostrum management has become a major focus on farm due to increased health issues in new born calves.  In previous years, the farm has relied on calves sucking dams to receive their required amount of colostrum to build up immunity (3l within 2 hrs).  […]

Calne Dairy Discussion Group 2016 Tour

  This year’s tour was held at Harper Adams and Andrew & Bill Higgins (2013 Gold Cup Winners) dairy farm. Andrew & Bill Higgins Passionate drive was clear from the outset, where everyone’s role was clearly defined. At present 414 cows were in milk producing 12,000 litres at 3.91% Butterfat, 3.11% Protein, 10 Bactoscan and […]

Calne Dairy Discussion Group – 2016-2017 season programme

27th September David Barrett, Langford Veterinary School, Bristol University on reducing antibiotic use Venue – Calne Rugby Club Time – 7.30pm 11th October TMR Roadshow AHDB open meeting Venue – Wootton Bassett Rugby Club 1st/2nd November Proposed overnight trip to Harper Adams and Bill Higgins – former Gold Cup winner – to see research at […]