Talk to any farmer who is focused on delivering results or dependent on getting a return and they will tell you that if you get the management right in early spring, it will set you up for the year.

Whether this is a newborn lamb, a 60kg suckler calf or a freshly calved milking cow, get a good head start and you can make life a lot easier for yourself and your animal for the rest of the year. If we don’t get the basics right early in life for newborns, or early in lactation of cows, all the vaccines, antibiotics or natural remedies in the world won’t fix the problem.