Also advising in optimal conditions for calf rearing
The greatest challenge is heat stress, not only for the cows, but also for calves. This is particularly true in conditions of high humidity. For example in the UAE. As far as possible, fans and atomisers are used to keep the temperatures bearable. For the calves, it is a real challenge to dissipate heat in these conditions. As well as advising on the best use of our Kalvolac products, I also talk about how to create the optimum conditions for the calves, and how to adjust the feeding pattern to the calves’ environment.
As you will undoubtedly understand, calves drink more water – and it is therefore necessary to supply the calves with water immediately following the first colostrum. Energy consumption among calves is also much higher, because their bodies have to work hard throughout the day to regulate their body temperature. To cope with the warm climate in these countries, I often recommend calf milk with a higher fat percentage, to ensure sufficient energy for the calf, for its daily growth.