Calving Cows – Dairy NZ

Dairy NZ

Type: Webpage, Video
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

There are several videos included in this webpage - giving some very helpful demonstrations on how to best manage your calving cows - particularly when they get into trouble

Knowing the signs and stages of labour, how to calf a cow and the immediate care needed after calving, will increase the number of successful births.

Watch the video on this webpage to learn how to check springers, collect new born calves and record their details.

There is also written information included which covers the following topics:

  • check springers
  • stages of labour
  • the calving cow
  • when to intervene
  • treating the navel
  • calf resuscitation
  • recording births
  • collecting calves
  • cows post calving
  • use of hip lifters

 

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