Library - Textbook

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.

Sold by Fish pond ( )and Amazon ( )and some public libraries carry it. Also try trade me ( )


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. 

It is available at fishpond ( and through Amazon (


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.

It is available from fishpond ( and amazon (