Operational Group

Young Stock Management (with emphasis on the Newborn Calf & Colostrum Management)

Operational Group

Young Stock Management (with emphasis on the Newborn Calf & Colostrum Management)

Start Date: 01 April 2018

End Date: 01 March 2021

Location: Slovenia

Objective:

  • To improve young stock rearing, health status and growth rate of young dairy cattle from birth till first calving
  • To produce strong, healthy, well-grown calves that will continue to develop steadily after weaning
  • To reduce loose of calves in the first 6 months and in the later stage with introducing and practice good young stock management
  • To reduce costs of rearing young stock
  • To develop simple guidelines of successful young stock management (protocols) for local circumstances.

Partners:

  • UL – Biotechnical Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science (coordinator)
  • 12 farmers with HF cows (6 pilot farms, 6 reference farms)
  • Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia – Extension Service
  • Slovenian Holstein Association

Website:
www.holstein.si

Coordinator :
University of Ljubljana (UL), Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Animal Science, Groblje 3, 1230 Domžale. Dr. Marija Klopčič - Marija.Klopcic@bf.uni-lj.si

Funding organisations:
Slovenian Holstein Association