Dairy calves in straw yards© Tim Scrivener
Dairy beef calves have huge potential to clear more profit in their first two weeks of life than any dairy cow could in the same time. That is according to Westpoint Vets director Rob Drysdale, who said it is time to stop viewing dairy beef calves as a by-product and start treating them as the fifth quarter of the dairy cow, adding about £300 to the total output of each animal. “We’re trying to get farmers to change their habits. […]