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Calf Care Open Days for January 2019

Dairy

Teagasc and Animal Health Irelands calf care open days will take place this January in association with Volac and Glanbia.

The three events will take place on the following farms:

  • Joe and Margo Hennessy, Knockeevan, Clerihan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary (E91 DX73). Monday 14th January at 11am.
  • Thomas Egan, Ballykeeffe, Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny (R95 XP08). Tuesday 15th January at 11am.
  • Cathal Moran, Curraghlane, Sheoughvosteen, Borris, Carlow (R95 NY89). Tuesday 22nd January at 11am.

Topics to be covered at the event includes:

Can Rotavirus, Crypto or Coccidiosis be a problem on your farm? Do you know how to prevent and control these parasitic infections? Find out more when we discuss the causes, effects and how to control these infections in young calves.

Findings from the on-farm risk assessments from the Johne’s disease control programme have identified some interesting facts in relation to good management practices. Concentrating on pre and post calving, we will discuss key management decisions required for improved calf health.

With dairy herd expansion will your calf accommodation be inadequate for the numbers of calves born next spring? What options have you to house the extra calves and feed them quickly and efficiently? Learn more from our speakers.

High standards of calf welfare are essential for our industry. It is vital that best practice is observed at all times to ensure these high standards are maintained. Find out more on the latest guidelines on calf handling for transportation to ensure the highest standards of calf welfare.

Good calf health is the basis for long term profitability on your farm. These annual calf events serve to assist you in ensuring this profitability is enhanced and protected. Come along to one of the Teagasc/Animal Health Ireland CalfCare Open Days in conjunction with Volac and Glanbia.

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