|236||Moran||2002||Calf rearing : A Practical Guide. 2nd Edition Pub CSIRO, Australia||
Australian book but a lot of of the general information is relevant to New Zealand. It provides information on growth, nutrition, health and behaviour and includes information for colostrum feeding, disease prevention and what to do with sick calves.
Principles of calf rearing; Importance of colostrum; Nutrient requirements; obtaining calves, milk feeding; calf milk replacers; soild feeds; communicating with calf; disease prevention; housing; welfare; postweaning management; econmoics; best practice for dairy heifers; golden rules of calf rearing.
|238||Garnsworthy||2005||Calf and heifer rearing. Principles of rearing the modern dairy heifer from calf to calving||
British book edited by PC Garnsworthy, Pub Nottingham University Press, 2005.
This contains a series of complex chapters presented at the University of Nottingham Easter School on calf rearing. it contains useful information but the information is very detailed and technical. It is aimed at technical advisors, vets and researchers. Topics include physiology of growth and digestion, nutrient requirements, health and welfare and lifetime performance.
|239||Davis and Drackley||1998||The development, nutrition and management of the young calf.||
This is a US book on calf rearing. it contains useful information but it is very detailed and technical. It covers most aspects of calf rearing including anatomy and development through to feeding and housing. Information is supplied on the protein and benergy requirements. SSome of the information needs to be intreprated with care due to the differences in the types of milk powder fed to calves here in new Zealand.