As calf buying transactions are increasingly occurring online, it is important that sellers and buyers are aware of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) requirements and the consequences which can occur if requirements are not being met.
Guernsey cattle originate from Guernsey, a tiny island in the English Channel and can be found in many countries around the world.
Consistency in all everything farmers do around calves is pivotal to calf health, wellbeing and performance.
Meaghan Douglas's passion for dairying started at a young age with her family living next to a dairy farm for a short while.
Although dairy producers are paying more attention to their milking cows during heat stress, many are not aware of the negative impact of heat stress during the dry cow period.
Setting up a simple trial is a good way of assessing the effectiveness of a new product to use on the farm.
The key to having well-grown older heifers is to look after them really well as baby calves and to ensure that you achieve low morbidity and mortality rates in this period.