Good care and favourable conditions help raise the calf into a well-producing ruminant!
The main goal in the early breeding of calves is to produce healthy, forage utilising animals for milk and meat production. The significance of successful feeding during suckling season remains the same regardless of the future purpose of use for the calf. A particular issue for attention is the calves’ sufficient intake of nutrients.
The best tender for a newborn calf is its own dam
The basic needs for a baby calf
A precondition for the successful development of a calf is a well-functioning digestive system
The change from using liquid nourishment into eating dry fodder should happen as flexibly as possible and without any growth loss. Special attention to calf feeding is worthwhile, and the best possible feed should always be reserved for calves.
The calf has to be fed and watered at least twice a day. All the calves must have access to fresh, clean water at all times. A requirement for normal development is that, besides water, the calf receives suitable start-up concentrates and good roughage.