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88 Paul Muir 2012 1.1 People and facilities

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet No. 1.1. Introduction to calf rearing - staff and facilities.

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90 Paul Muir 2012 2.4 Rotavirus

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 2.4 Calf health - Rotavirus

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116 Paul Muir 2012 2.1 Colostrum and Immunity

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 2.1 Calf health - colostrum and immunity.

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115 Paul Muir 2012 1.5 Guide to calf health

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 1.5. Introduction to calf rearing - Guide to calf health 

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117 Lynda Clark 2012 3.8 Nurse Cows

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 3.8 Feeding - nurse cows 

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126 Paul Muir 2012 1.7 Guide to feeding

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 1.7 Introduction to calf rearing - Guide to feeding

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243 Paul Muir 2012 4. Targets - all target sheets in one 2 MB download

1.6 MB download

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127 Paul Muir 2012 2.2 Pre-weaning animal health plan

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 2.2 Calf health - pre-weaning animal health plan 

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119 Paul Muir 2012 3.1 Colostrum, whole milk and milk powders

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 3.1 Feeding - colostrum, milk and milk powder.

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120 Paul Muir 2012 3.6 Weaning

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 3.6 Feeding - weaning

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121 Paul Muir 2012 1.2 Building a calf shed

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 1.2. Introduction to calf rearing. A number of pictures of calf sheds are included in this fact sheet.

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122 Lynda Clark 2012 1.3 Equipment

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 1.3. Introduction to calf rearing - Equipment.

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123 Paul Muir 2012 1.4 Calf collection and arrival at the calf shed

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 1.4 Introduction to calf rearing - Calf collection

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125 Lynda Clark 2012 1.6 Welfare and euthanasia of calves

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 1.6 Introduction to calf rearing - Welfare and euthanasia. 

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128 Paul Muir 2012 2.3 Nutritional scours

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 2.3 Calf health - nutritional scours

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129 Ann Nieuwenhuis 2012 2.5 Salmonella

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 2.5 Calf health - Salmonella

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223 0000 Queensland Government Ag website - DAFT

Website from Queensland Government with a few articles on calf rearing

www.daft.qld.gov.au/27_15491.html

 

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225 Website 2012 Website NSW Australia

Website from New South Wales DPI Australia with some information on calf rearing www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/livestock

 

 

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130 Ann Nieuwenhuis 2012 2.6 Cryptosporidia

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 2.6 Calf health - Cryptosporidiosis

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226 Anon 2012 Website University of Kentucky

Website from the University of Kentucky with articles on calf rearing

www.uky.edu/Ag/Animalsciences/pub/asc161.pdf

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132 Paul Muir 2012 2.7 Post-weaning animal health plan

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 2.7: Calf health - post weaning animal health plan.

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133 Paul Muir 2012 2.8 Calf Health Parasites (internal and external)

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 2.8. Calf health - parasites 

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134 Ann Nieuwenhuis 2012 2.9 Coccidiosis

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 2.9 Calf health - Coccidiosis.

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242 Paul Muir 2012 3. Calf feeding - All calf feeding sheets in one 6 MB download

All calf feeding sheets in one complete file.

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135 Paul Muir 2012 2.10 Skin diseases

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet Calf health - skin diseases

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137 Paul Muir 2012 3.2 Milk feeding systems

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 3.2 Feeding - milk feeding systems

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138 Paul Muir 2012 3.3 Milk feeding - high volume

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 3.3 Feeding - high volume milk

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139 Paul Muir 2012 3.4 Milk feeding - low volume/restricted milk

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 3.3 Feeding - low volume/restricted milk

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140 Paul Muir 2012 3.5 Rumen development

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 3.5 Feeding - Rumen Development

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141 Lynda Clark, Paul Muir 2012 3.7 Summer feeding

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 3.7 Feeding - managing the summer 

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144 Lynda Clark 2012 4.2 Targets - dairy heifers

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 4.2 Targets - dairy heifers

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145 Paul Muir 2012 4.3 Targets - bull calves

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 4.3 Targets - bull calf targets

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148 On-line video 2012 Video - tube feeding a calf

Note the kinking of the tube while putting tube in AND while withdrawing the tube. Why? This is so there is no chance of getting fluid into the lungs of the calf. Note the tube is quietly pushed down the side of the tongue into the stomach. You can watch it here.

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150 Lynda Clark 2012 4.1 Targets - benefits of weighing

On-Farm Research Fact Sheet 4.1 Targets - benefits of weighing

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235 website 2012 Website DairyAustralia

Website from the Australian dairy industry- range of articles in book form (Rearing healthy calves www.dairyaustralia.com.au/Animals-feed-and-environment/Animla-welfare/Calf-welfare/Rearing-healthy-calves-manuel.aspx

Useful downloadable book that can be down loaded in smalll sections

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224 Dairy NZ 2012 Dairy NZ website

Website from Dairy NZ - www.dairynz.co.nz

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241 Ann Nieuwenhuis, Paul Muir 2012 2. Calf Health - All calf health sheets in one 3 MB Download

All health topics in one download - 3 MB

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158 Country Wide 2007 Calf rearing survey shows up differences

Country-wide July 2007. This article discusses some of the differences in calf rearing between specialist rearers and dairy farmers.

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159 Country Wide 2007 High rates of Cryptosporidia infection can be reduced

Country Wide July 2007.  Article about the effect of cryptosporidia and how to treat.

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160 Country Wide 2006 Eight hour window for calves to thrive

Country Wide -July 2006- Two articles discussing the importance of colostrum, best colostrum, how much is needed and when.

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161 Country Wide 2006 Drugs not needed for most sick bobby calves

Country Wide July 2006.  An article duscussing the treatment of scouring calves, feeding electrolytes and monitoring calf health.

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162 Country Wide 2006 Don't deprive calves of colostrum dose

Country Wide July 2006.  An article on the value of colostrum, timing of feeding, importance, also housing , infection and navel health.

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163 Country Wide 2008 Colostrum vital

Country Wide June 2008. An article on the value of colostrum.

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164 Country Wide 2008 Disinfectant essential to calf health arsenal

Country Wide July 2006. An article on cleaning calf pens.

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165 Country Wide 2006 Rearing success requires time and commitment

Country Wide July 2006. An article discussing how one rearer successfully rears calves.

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166 Country Wide 2006 Inexpensive but effective systems create profit

Country Wide July 2006. An article profiling how one rearer rears his calves.

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167 Country Wide 2009 Maintaining calf growth rates over summer key to closing supply gap

Country Wide February 2009. An article outlining options to maintain calf growth rates when feed is either short or of insufficient quality.

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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 (www.fishpond.co.nz )and Amazon (www.amazon.com )and some public libraries carry it. Also try trade me (www.trademe.co.nz )

Contents

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.

 

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245 Paul Muir, Ann Nieuwenhuis 2012 All PDF's as of Sep 2012

All sheets - 19 MB.

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168 Country Wide 2007 Rearing calves option for Bay

Country Wide August 2007- An article on rearing calves with a low cost system and then keeping them growing over summer.

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169 Country Wide 2006 Calf rearing the way forward

Country Wide August 2006.  An article on one couples calf rearing experiences.

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170 Country Wide 2002 Cold draughty sheds a lethal combination

Country Wide July 2002. An article discussing calf health.

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171 Country Wide 2002 Warning to rearers over calf milk replacer makeup

Country Wide July 2002. An article discussing different milk powders.

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172 Country Wide 2002 Calf weight is best guide to performance

Country Wide July 2002. An article discusisng the benefits of buying larger birthweight calves vs using breeding value or breed.

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173 Country Wide 2002 How to store cow colostrum

Country Wide July 2002. An article on how to store colostrum

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174 Country Wide 2002 Calves for rearing need four litres of colostrum after birth

Country Wide July 2002. An article on the importance of feeding quality colostrum soon after birth on the effect on longterm performance.

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175 Country Wide 2002 Contracts crucial for 'odd"calves

Country Wide June 2002. An article on the benefits of contracts for rearers.

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176 Country Wide 2002 Colostrum crucial says large scale rearer

Country Wide August 2002. An article on immunity and the benefits of colostrum feeding soon after birth.

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177 Country Wide 2002 Systems and advance planning cuts problems

Country Wide August 2002. An article on the rearing system one successful calf rearer uses.

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178 Country Wide 2002 Rearing system has evolved

Country Wide August 2002. An article on the system used by one calf rearer.

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179 Country Wide 2002 Rearing lessons in first lesson

Country Wide August 2002. An article on the experiences of one calf rearer new to rearing and what she learnt.

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180 Country Wide 2003 First fortnight crucial to success of calves

Country Wide July 2003. An article on the importance of doing things right in the first two weeks, including calf selection, feeding, colostrum and health.

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181 Country Wide 2003 Rotavirus the most common cause of scours

Country Wide July 2003. An article on rotavirus.

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182 Country Wide 2003 Calves must be 40kg minimum at purchase

Country Wide August 2003. An article on the value of buying bigger 4 day old calves.

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183 Country Wide 2003 Rearers should have electrolyte on hand

Country Wide August 2003. An article on the use of electrolytes.

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184 Country Wide 2003 Watch out for coccidiosis in just weaned calves

Country Wide August 2003. An article on coccidiosis in newly weaned calves as well as hair loss.

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185 Country Wide 2004 Central Hawke's Bay couple a template for calf rearing

Country Wide August 2004. An article with advice from a large successful calf rearer.

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186 Country Wide 2004 Call for beef industry to 'credit' rearers

Country Wide August 2004. An article on difficulties calf rearers face when squeezed between dairy farmer and finishers in terms of price.

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187 Country Wide 2004 Observation invaluable tool for rearers

Country Wide August 2004. An article on an experienced calf rearer and the vlaue she places on observation and monitoring of calves.

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188 Country Wide 2004 Calf hygiene a top priority

Country Wide August 2004. An article on dealing with calf health issues.

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189 Country Wide 2004 Successful calf rearing begins with the basics

Country Wide July 2004. Outline of the basics of feeding and health.

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190 Country Wide 2005 Getting feeding levels right can avert scours

Country Wide July 2005. An article discussing the factors affecting the occurrence of scours especially nutritional factors.

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191 Country Wide 2005 Automatic feeder caters for up to 150 calves

Country Wide July 2005. An article on automated feeders.

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192 Country Wide 2005 Care needed for non-curding milk powders

Country Wide July 2005. An article on the risks associated with non curding milk powders.

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193 Country Wide 2005 Women rear more than a third of bobby calves

Country Wide July 2005. An article outlining the contribution of women calf rearers. Dr Paul Muir presents to Dairy Womens Conference.

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194 Country Wide 2005 Vet of creatures great and small turns hand to calves

Country Wide July 2005. An article outlining one calf rearers experiences and ideas.

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195 Country Wide 2005 Health and hygiene vital for top results

Country Wide July 2005. An article outlining one calf rearers experiences- where she sources her calves, importance of weighing, hygiene and calf health.

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196 Country Wide 2005 Rearers rewarded for thorough monitoring

Country Wide August 2005. An article discussing the importance of monitoring for financial success.

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197 Country Wide 2005 Rotavirus dominates scours outbreaks

Country Wide August 2005. An article outlining the significance of rotavirus, and its prevalence.

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198 Country Wide 2006 Vital to get basics right

Country Wide August 2005. An article on a couples calf rearing perspective on a number of health issues including shed design, hygiene, pneumonia, monitoring

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199 Country Wide 2005 Milk formulation impacts on calf robustness

Country Wide August 2005. An article on how different types of milk powder performed when salmonella hit.

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200 Country Wide 2005 Non-curding milk offers low cost option

Country Wide August 2005. An article on the feasibility of using a non curding milk powder to finish older calves to reduce cost.

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201 Country Wide 2005 Vaccinating for rotavirus effective

Country Wide August 2005. An article outlining the benefits of vaccinating dams for rotavirus

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202 Country Wide 2005 Security of finishing contract imperative

Country Wide August 2005. An article discussing the benefits of contract rearing to reduce finacial risk of rearing.

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203 Country Wide 2005 Rearers develop 'rest day' in battle against scours

Country Wide August 2005. An article outlining a system developed by a rearer to reduce the level of scours in their calves.

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204 Country Wide 2005 Saving on milk possible

Country Wide August 2005. An article discussing trial results where dairy farmers on average feed a lot more milk to calves than specialist rearers, once a day vs twice a day.

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205 Country Wide 2005 Colostrum critical in first hours

Country Wide August 2005. An article discussing the feeding and storage of colostrum and system used by a dairy farmer to rear his calves.

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206 Country Wide 2005 Vaccination removes scours

Country Wide August 2005.  An article outlining one rearers experience of vaccinating cows for rotavirus.

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207 Dairy Exporter 2011 Grazing calves off

Dairy Exporter April 2011. Article on importance of managing calves post weaning

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208 Dairy Exporter 2010 Cow health starts before birth

Dairy Exporter August 2010. An article discussing the importance of rearing calves right 

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209 Dairy Exporter 2011 Heifer weights - all important

Dairy Exporter January 2011. An article discussing the importance of target weights for heifers

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210 Dairy Exporter 2010 Rotavirus hits calves, cashflow

Dairy Exporter article July 2010. an article outlining the effect of rotavirus and value of vaccination and colostrum

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211 Dairy Exporter 2010 The keen rearer is best

Dairy Exporter July 2010.  An article discussing the value of good staff, importance of colostrum, when a weaning check is likely to occur, once a day feeding systems, meal and pellet feeding, shed design, development of monitoring systems for calf health

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212 Dairy Exporter 2009 Neospora - a ticking time bomb

Dairy Exporter June 2009. This article gives a thorough description of Neospora.

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213 Dairy Exporter 2011 Coccidiosis - single dose to solve hidden problem

Dairy Exporter October 2011. An article on coccidiosis.

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214 Dairy Exporter 2010 Guidelines put calves first

Dairy Exporter September 2010. This article discusses the importance of ensuring calves get enough high quality colostrum and how to keep colostrum. 

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237 Website 2012 American series of articles on calf rearing

American website with range of articles on calf rearing www.calfnotes.com

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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 (www.fishpond.co.nz) and through Amazon (www.amazon.com)

 

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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 (www.fishpond.co.nz) and amazon (www.amazon.com)

 

 

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240 Paul Muir 2012 1. Getting Started - All Getting started sheets in one 8 MB download

This is the seven getting started fact sheets, bundled into one 8 MB download.

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