Dairy calf(c) Jim Varney
Every dairy farmer knows the recommendation is to get heifers to calve at 24 months if they are to get the best from an animal. Research work carried out over a seven-year period at the Royal Veterinary College showed heifers calving at 23-25 months of age live longer, give more milk and have less problems in later life, compared with those that calf later. But to enable farmers to hit this target a heifer needs to be at first breeding […]