Newborn calf and cow© Vervate
A tight calving period is a key driver of profit on any block calving dairy unit, enabling farmers to make the most out of labour and drive other efficiencies. One spring-calving commercial dairy farm overseen by Irish farm research body Teagasc, at Shinagh, in Ireland, has raised its six-week calving rate from 58% to 96% in the past six years. Teagasc dairy adviser John McNamara, a member of the team overseeing and managing Shinagh, says the improvement is down to a […]