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How to test the quality of colostrum and top tips on stomach tubing a calf

How to test the quality of colostrum and top tips on stomach tubing a calf

How to test the quality of colostrum using a Brix Refractometer and top tips on stomach tubing a calf colostrum.

February 11, 2020

Tiny live calf born in the US weighing just 4.5kg

Tiny live calf born in the US weighing just 4.5kg

A tiny calf, weighing just 4.5kg, was born in the US in recent days, appropriately named “Lil’ Bill” by the...

November 28, 2018

Video: Farmer’s joy as world’s smallest cow gives birth in Co. Sligo

Video: Farmer’s joy as world’s smallest cow gives birth in Co. Sligo

A farmer in Co. Sligo claims to be the proud owner of the world’s smallest cow, which has just given birth...

March 30, 2017

Holstein heifer calf sells for over €175,000 in Australia

Holstein heifer calf sells for over €175,000 in Australia

A Holstein heifer calf recently sold for $251,000 (€177,500) at an auction in Australia, breaking the previous national record. The two-month-old...

January 22, 2017

Video: Group of cyclists help farmers to deliver calf

Video: Group of cyclists help farmers to deliver calf

A group of cyclists in Spain stopped in the middle of their journey to help some farmers with a cow who...

January 19, 2017

Farmers called on to report funny-looking calves to the ICBF

Farmers called on to report funny-looking calves to the ICBF

The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) is asking farmers to report calves born with genetic defects in order to identify...

January 13, 2017

Dumped cattle carcasses leave border farmers ‘very worried’

Dumped cattle carcasses leave border farmers ‘very worried’

A Sinn Féin County Councillor has said the re-occurrence of dumped cattle carcasses in north Louth has left the farming...

April 30, 2016

What’s the best nutrition for the 1m dairy calves to be born in the coming months?

What’s the best nutrition for the 1m dairy calves to be born in the coming months?

The Teagasc/AHI Calfcare events begin this week and each the events will focus on four topics related to calf rearing....

January 10, 2016

Pics: Calf has lucky escape after fall into a water course

Pics: Calf has lucky escape after fall into a water course

A Hereford calf in New Zealand had a lucky escape recently after she fell into an underground water course. Farmer...

December 11, 2015

‘Respiratory problems on the rise within calf rearing units’

‘Respiratory problems on the rise within calf rearing units’

The current humid conditions are predisposing young calves to higher than normal levels of respiratory- related health problems, according to...

November 8, 2015

Friday feeling: This calf thinks it’s a dog…

Friday feeling: This calf thinks it’s a dog…

A Holstein calf in the US believes that he is a dog and can even be found sitting comfortably on...

November 6, 2015