Calf rearing - Agricology Vlog December 2019

20 December 2019

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Richard Smith
Key Farming Practices: 
Homegrown feed
Low input breeds

Richard Smith, Farms Manager for Daylesford Organic, explains how they rear their Friesian calves at Daylesford. This includes having a calf stay with its mum for 6 days - which allows it to take as much colostrum as it likes from its mum and gives it a fantastic start. Calves also have fresh clean barley straw from the first day. Once they're weaned they continue to feed them milk twice a day - for the first 12 weeks of life.

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