The majority of calves are now on the Thrive Programme farms at this stage. While every year will throw up a new issue or problem, there are some common things that occur year on year that can be managed and minimised if there is a good plan in place.

In this week’s Thrive video, I take a look at the importance of bedding, ventilation and draft exclusion, bloat in calves, the issue of navel sucking and getting calves introduced to meal feeding.

For more see the Thrive page in this week's Irish Farmers Journal or keep up to date with the programme with online updates each Wednesday and Saturday on the website.