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#Calfmatters survey 2020

Robust and resilient calves are the key to a disease-free system where stock can truly fulfil their production potential' According to the 2019 #Calfmatters survey, an increasing number of producers are seeing a decrease in pneumonia year-on-year, which is possibly as a result of improved immunity

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#Calfmatters hints and tips competition top 10 announced

#Calfmatters’ Fine Tuning Calf Rearing competition ran throughout February and March, asked for hints and tips via video or photo and attracted 34 entries. “A fantastic response,” says competition organiser Matt Yarnall “After all, making and sharing a video of what you do on your farm is not a two

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Fine-tune your calf rearing for improved performance

Fine tuning calf rearing with small, continual changes can lead to significant overall improvement, by Ailsa Milnes a vet at #Calfmatters, a proud sponsor of Women in Dairy. What is Calfmatters Fine Tuning? Throughout 2020 #Calfmatters is urging farmers to make lots of small, continuous changes on-

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Farmers share their calf health top tips to be in with a chance to win a Racetrack day

CALFMATTERS launched an exciting Motor Racetrack competition at Dairy-Tech UK on 5th February as part of their Fine Tuning Calf Rearing campaign. Farmers have a chance of winning a Racetrack day or one of 10 CALFMATTERS Cosy Calf Jackets by sharing their Top Early-Life Calf Health Tip

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Lean concept offers calf-rearing benefits

Streamlining calf management – to maximise efficiency and make marginal gains – will be the focus of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s #Calfmatters campaign in 2020. And there are plenty of ways that producers can get involved with the programme – and benefit from the results. Lean management is

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Fine tuning calf rearing, with some help from #Calfmatters and Tom Oliphant, British Touring Car Driver

#Calfmatters is launching a brand new focus for 2020, “Fine Tuning Calf Rearing”, and the first opportunity to hear more about this will be at Dairy-Tech on Wednesday 5th February at Stoneleigh Park. What does it mean? “#Calfmatters in 2020 will be working with farmers and vets up and

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Vaccination key to protecting calf health

Vaccinating against bovine respiratory disease should be, for many producers, the next step in a robust calf disease prevention plan – not to mention insurance against veterinary, medicine and labour costs, as well as lost heifer performance. It will also help to reduce antibiotic use on many dairy

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Calf sector responds to pressures to reduce antibiotic use

Robust and resilient calves are increasingly what farmers are striving for, recognising that the early weeks and months of life are critical to the future health and production success of each animal. As the same time, writes Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health vet, Dr Ailsa Milnes, ensuring good

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Calfmatters collaboration with Women In Dairy

In 2018, building on previous collaborations, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health agreed a two year active sponsorship of Women in Dairy. To-date, most activity has concentrated on the topic of calf and youngstock health, which is still frequently the responsibility of female members of the farm

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#Calfmatters website re-launched

Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that its #Calfmatters website (www.calfmatters.com) has been re-launched making it even more valuable and useful for producers, advisors and vets. “Since it was launched two years ago, #Calfmatters has grown from an educational web resource into a real force for

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Calf pneumonia vaccination top tips

Over 3 million calves are born in the UK every year1 and over 2 million calves in Ireland every year2, but unfortunately far too many fail to reach adulthood because of disease. The incidence rate of calf pneumonia is approximately 20%2. Calf pneumonia is the

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What is the cost of a calf pneumonia outbreak on farm?

Calf management practices early in life have far reaching consequences for the profitability of both beef and dairy operations. Over 3 million calves are born in the UK every year1 whilst over 2 million calves are born in Ireland2, but unfortunately far too many fail to reach

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Do you vaccinate? Tell us your story like Tina...

In the UK, the cost of infectious respiratory diseases in young calves has been estimated at £60 million a year1. It is the most common reason for death and poor performance in calves and young, growing cattle. Calf pneumonia is the result of a complex interaction between viral and

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Survey finds calf pneumonia remains prevalent on UK cattle farms

Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a national vaccination awareness campaign at UK Dairy Day 2017 to encourage farmers to consider vaccinating calves against calf pneumonia. The campaign follows the results of a national cattle survey. The results show that calf pneumonia remains prevalent on farm,

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What is the incidence rate of calf pneumonia in Ireland?

Over 2 million1 calves in Ireland every year, but unfortunately far too many fail to reach adulthood because of disease. The incidence rate of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) or calf pneumonia, as it is more commonly known, is approximately 20%2. Calf pneumonia is the

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What are the causes of calf pneumonia and what to do

In the UK, the cost of infectious respiratory diseases in young calves has been estimated at £60 million a year.1 It is the most common reason for death and poor performance in calves and young, growing cattle. Calf pneumonia is the result of a complex interaction between viral and

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