Farm Table says:
This webpage has been produced by DairyNZ and provides information that can be used to successfully wean calves so that they develop into healthy heifers. It describes how to have a weaning group that contains calves with reasonably uniform stages of development so that additional time isn’t required to ‘catch up’ those that are lagging behind.
Key sections include:
- Factors to consider before weaning;
- Rumen development;
- Weaning weight; and
- Relocating recently weaned calves.
It also contains links to more in-depth articles, including Weaning Decisions and Younger or Lighter Calf Management, which provide more information on the ability of calves to compete within a group and options to accelerate heifer growth.
In conclusion, reading a combination of the webpage and articles will provide you with management techniques and considerations that should be made when weaning dairy calves.