Calf Welfare in the First 24 Hours
As part of the “On-farm animal welfare producer education series” project, Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) has created a video showing how to care for calves in the first 24 hours of life. The first 24 hours after a calf is born can have tremendous effects on their overall performance and health throughout their life. This makes early management and rearing practices a key component to raising a healthy, hardy calf for the dairy, veal and dairy-beef industries. Animal care is a top priority for VFO, and through new research projects, innovation and education, we continue to work with producers to find solutions to their on-farm issues and improve calf health in the province.