Calving season is an exciting yet challenging time of year for farmers. It’s important to be prepared and have the right equipment on hand to ensure a successful calving season. Here’s a quick overview of essential items and milk powder range we have in stock to help you get ready for calving.
Essential Items & Milk Powder Range
When it comes to calving, there are a few basic items that every farmer should have on hand. Bottles, colostrum, calf pullers, calving ropes, stomach tubes and iodine are all essential items that can help make the process easier and more efficient. Additionally, having the right type of milk powder for your cows can help ensure that their calves are strong and healthy from birth. We carry several different types of milk powder in our store including Downland Calf Colostrum, Freshstart Range, Volac Calf Pride, and Volac Heiffer Lac. Each type offers different benefits depending on your cow’s needs; feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about which milk powder is best suited for your farm.
Calf Care Tips
Once you’ve got all the necessary supplies on hand and the right milk powder range selected for your farm, you’ll need to know how to properly care for your calves during this critical time period. First off, make sure you clean their umbilical cords with iodine after they’re born; this will help reduce the risk of infection later on down the line. Then feed them colostrum within two hours of birth; colostrum helps promote growth and development while providing essential antibodies that will protect them from disease-causing pathogens when they start grazing in pastures or being fed hay or grain concentrate later in life. Finally, monitor them closely during their first week so that any health issues can be addressed quickly before they become serious problems.
Calving season requires careful preparation and attention to detail in order to ensure success. Whether it’s stocking up on essential supplies like bottles or choosing the right type of milk powder range that meets your cow’s needs—there are plenty of things to consider before calving begins. But by taking these steps ahead of time, you can rest assured knowing that you’re doing everything possible to support a happy and healthy calf-rearing experience!