Calves feeding on milk© Debbie James
More than half of all dairy and beef farmers in Great Britain now rear their youngstock on calf milk replacer (CMR) instead of whole milk, with potential disease risks a reason for this shift to powder-based systems. Research carried out by Volac, involving 644 farmers, revealed 58% of dairy calves and 52% of beef calves are reared on CMR compared with a combined average of just 15% 10 years ago. Farm vet Dave Gilbert, who scrutinised the results for Volac, […]