Archive Article: 1998/10/23

23 October 1998

Weaning by splitting cows and calves with an electric wire has been successful for 20 years. John Massey, of Hill Farm, Chillesford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, says calves suffer no growth check or pneumonia and settle after a few days. February-born suckler calves from the 70-cow herd are offered creep feed for a month before weaning to ease the transition.

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