Unfortunately calves are treated like a byproduct of milk production, rather than the future of the dairy.
In all countries, the same challenges are facing the calves, insufficient colostrum, insufficient and sub-optimal milk feed and sub-optimal quality grain. Since most farmers do not evaluate performance of the heifers, it is generally not known if the calves are managed right for optimal growth and productivity. The first 2 months of life has a huge influence on the performance of the cow.
I am happy to note that the calf is getting increasing focus, and from North America to Russia, from Turkey to Estland, I preach the message 'Healthy Heifers for future productivity'.
I am very happy to announce that I am now going to work with Saskatoon Colostrum Company Ltd (SCCL), a Company that always have had the calf as primary focus, and delivers high performance colostrum Products to ensure that every calf can get an optimal start to her Life