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one small change promises 470kg/head extra milk from heifers

 

"Each additional 0.1kg/day growth during the first two months of life has been shown to be associated with about an additional 225kg milk in the first lactation"

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  • Expansion of the milking herd to 225 cows required a review of management practice

  • Within 6 hours of birth all calves receive 4 litres of their mother's colostrum

  • Calf growth rate concern led to Rispoval IntraNasal being administered at 9 days of age

  • Calf growth rates improved by 30%

  • Improvements in just the 1st lactation are substantial

 

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