Jennifer Van Os will discuss “Successful pair-raising of calves”. Pair or group housing of calves is growing in popularity due to research showing benefits for calf growth, development, and welfare. This presentation will review best practices to promote good health and welfare in calves raised in pairs or small groups.
Sylvia Kehoe will speak on: “How can we make disbudding easier?” There are multiple ways to disbud a calf however they all share important characteristics. This presentation will review the advantages and disadvantages of different disbudding methods and the ways we can make this an easy, safe, and effective process for both calves and employees.