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Dairy management: weaning calves
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Dairy management: weaning calves

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The first of the heifer calves born this spring should be weaned off milk around now, at eight to 10 weeks old.
The first of the heifer calves born this spring should be weaned off milk around now, at eight to 10 weeks old.

The target liveweight at weaning is 100kg for Holstein-Friesian and 75kg for Jersey-crossbred calves. These are big weights and it can cost a lot to achieve them.

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