Mendip Vets Calf Management, Health and Housing Course

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Training Only
Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical

Are you looking to invest in rearing the future of your dairy or suckler herd? Colostrum management, optimum growth rates, disease prevention, suitable breeding plan and age at first calving of 22 months? Look no further this is the course for you!

Overview in brief
Our highly experienced Instructors will help you understand why colostrum is gold and how to best use it to prevent calf disease and optimise growth rates in later life.
The finer details

The course's key fundamentals will also cover practical sessions on testing colostrum quality, assessing various calf milk replacer products and measuring animal growth rates.

Understand how cattle sense their environment and learn to use that in order to better handle livestock.

Finally understand how you can achieve optimum breeding results, while improving improve whenever possible, water, air, light, space and feed provisions for your animals.
What will be covered?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Critical care of the newborn for survival and disease prevention
  • Colostrum is Gold and how to best manage it
  • Practical sessions on the use of a refractometer to assess colostrum quality
  • Select the Calf Milk Replacer that best suits your farm needs
  • Appreciate youngstock feeding plans for optimum growth rates and assess growth rates for ideal age, height and weight
  • Breeding considerations for your youngstock, AI vs natural service and synchronisation
  • Understand the relevance of a robust Herd Health plan on youngstock
  • Understand how cattle sense their environment and learn to use that in order to better handle livestock
  • How to improve whenever possible, water, air, light, space and feed provisions for your animals
  • Improve your youngstock management, while applying stress-free principles in your approach.
Other areas of interest?
  • Mendip Vets Advanced Cattle Hoofcare Course
  • Mendip Vets Cattle DIY AI Course
  • Mendip Vets Mobility Scoring Course
  • Mendip Vets Medicines Course
  • CowSignals.

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