For the Future of Farming


Feeding Focus: Are your youngstock ready for winter?

With winter approaching it is important to keep in mind the impact that cold weather can have on youngstock performance.

Achieving good calf growth rates during prolonged periods of cold weather is challenging as calves will divert energy reserves away from growth to help maintain a comfortable body temperature. If extra feed is not supplied to help compensate for this extra drain on energy, calves will experience poor growth rates and increase their susceptibility to illness or bacterial infection.

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