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Calf Rearing is recognised as one of the most informative and accessible guides on the subject, covering growth, nutrition, health and behaviour, 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 ...
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Overview

Calf Rearing is recognised as one of the most informative and accessible guides on the subject, covering growth, nutrition, health and behaviour, 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780643098725
  • Publisher: Landlinks Press
  • Publication date: 10/23/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 228
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

John Moran is a consultant with Profitable Dairy Systems, located in Kyabram, Victoria. His specialist fields include dairy production, ruminant nutrition, calf and heifer rearing, forage conservation and whole farm business management. In 2013, he was appointed as the Coordinator of the Asia Dairy Network, an international agency position to facilitate communication and collaboration of dairy industries from 15 countries throughout South and East Asia.

Since 1999, he has initiated and conducted training programs on small holder dairy production to farmers, advisers and policy makers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and East Timor. His books include Tropical Dairy Farming, Calf Rearing, Heifer Rearing and Forage Conservation, and he has also published more than 200 research and extension articles and written several farmer manuals on cattle nutrition.

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Calf Rearing

A Practical Guide

Second Edition

John Moran

Photographs, Glossary, Bibliography
228 pages
Publisher: Landlinks Press
Publication date: 2002

Paperback - ISBN: 0643067663 - AU $44.95
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Description
Calf Rearing is recognised as one of the most informative and accessible guides on the subject, covering growth, nutrition, health and behaviour, 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
Contents
1. Introduction
2. The principles of digestion of feed in calves
3. The importance of colostrums to newborn calves
4. Nutrient requirements of calves
5. Obtaining the calves
6. Milk feeding of calves
7. Calf milk replacers
8. Solid feeds for calves
9. Communicating with the calf
10. Disease prevention in calves
11. Housing of calves
12. Welfare aspects of calf rearing
13. Post-weaning management
14. Economics of calf rearing
15. Best management practices for rearing dairy replacement heifer
Appendix 1. John Moran’s 10 golden rules for calf rearing
Appendix 2. John Moran’s golden rules of heifer rearing
Appendix 3. Glossary of technical terms
Appendix 4. Further reading

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