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Calving [BE.RA.CA]

    Remember The Golden Rule Of Calving!

    We are getting reports of large numbers of twins currently being born.  This makes it even more important to check for a second calf, especially for cows which have had a small calf and are leaner.  It is often the second calf which takes longer to be born, has the highest chance of being mis-mothered and hence has the higher risk of dying.

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    Calving Equipment Checklist

    Are you ready for the start of calving?  Do you know where your calving ropes are?  Is your medicine cabinet well stocked?  With the first calf often arriving quicker than expected it’s a good idea to have checked that your calving equipment and essentials are ready for use.

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    Spring Calving Checklist

    As calving approaches, it is a great time to take stock, and look at your management over the spring calving period.  Ensuring the management is tight over calving, will have…

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