Spring calving is in full swing across the country and trying to keep up with the increased workload can be exhausting.

The longer calving goes on, tiredness and weariness can get on top of farmers.

Tiredness makes it easy to take your eye off the ball and start to miss things such as a sick calf.

Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for both the physical and mental health of farmers, but that is easier said than done.


If there are family members on holiday over Easter, ask them if they can help out in the calving shed on certain evenings, along with the daily feeding routine.

Sharing out jobs will give farmers a chance to get a few hours extra sleep or an evening away from the farm, both of which can do a lot of good from a health point of view.

This can refresh the mind and help farmers keep on top of calving as it draws to a close over the coming weeks.

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