Home rearing calves with less labour and to high welfare levels is set to become easier and possibly cheaper, thanks to a new computerised calf-feeding system from Volac.

The Volac Urban U30 is designed to be a straightforward introduction to computerised calf feeding and can rear up to 50 calves to individual specifications and predetermined feed curves.

Launched at the Royal Welsh Show, an average starter unit costs about 4000 (0800 919 808; www.volac.com ).