Calf Rearing: A Practical Guide

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Landlinks Press, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 211 pages
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Calf Rearing is recognized as one of the most informative and accessible guides on the subject, covering growth, nutrition, health and behavior, with descriptions of various calf raising systems and facilities.

John Moran, an expert in the field, also gives considerable coverage to calf welfare, post weaning management and calf communication. Practical economic information on feedstuffs, labour requirements and losses is provided to assist producers in selecting the most appropriate calf rearing system for their farms.

Features New to the Second Edition:
Improvements to existing calf rearing systems
Important changes in recommendations for colostrum feeding
Disease prevention
What to do with sick calves
Dairy beef production
Economics of calf rearing
Best management practice for raising dairy replacement heifers
 

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Contents

The principles of digestion of feed in calves
7
The importance of colostrum to newborn calves 1
15
Best management practicesfor rearing dairy
29
Nutrient requirements of calves
31
Obtaining the calves
41
Milk feeding of calves
52
Calf milk replacers
70
Solid feeds for calves
82
Communicating with the calf
102
Disease prevention in calves
117
Housing of calves
139
Welfare aspects of calf rearing
150
Postweaning management
161
Chapter U Economics of calf rearing
174
John Morans 10 goiden rules of calf rearing
199
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About the author (2002)

John Moran is a retired Australian senior research and advisory scientist from Victoria's Department of Primary Industries. While working for DPI, he advised both farmers in southern Australia and dairy farmers and advisers in South and East Asia. His specialist fields include dairy production, ruminant nutrition, calf and heifer rearing, forage conservation and whole farm business management. He manages his consultancy firm, Profitable Dairy Systems, and has published over 200 research papers and advisory articles and five previous books on tropical dairy farming.

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