It’s what we do best. At NWF we have extensive experience of dairy and youngstock nutrition. The NWF youngstock team is perfectly positioned to provide knowledge and support on all aspects for calf rearing. Further supporting our youngstock team, are you blends desk who offer a portfolio of standard and bespoke youngstock blends.
All of our Youngstock Team have been nutritionally trained to offer feeding support and advice. They are FAR registered, an industry accreditation that sets the standards for feeding advice. View the NWF youngstock feeds and blends HERE.
Weighing & Growth
The youngstock team will visit your farm, bringing all the necessary equipment, to weight, measure, monitor calves, as well as offering practical advice to help maximise your productivity when raising youngstock. Regularly monitoring body weight and growth can indicate potential issues in your system, and through their technical and youngstock training, the team can offer appropriate advice.
Procedures & Gathering Data
The best way to understand how your livestock is performing and the performance of the business is by collecting data. In calf rearing, daily liveweight gain is one of the most important indicators of efficiency and for long term performance and profitability of the enterprise.
The environment where calves are housed is key to rearing healthy and productive calves. The type of housing will differ depending on the individual farm’s infrastructure. Location, winder speed, ventilation and moisture are all key components for calf housing, where calves must have sufficient space to express normal behaviour; to stretch and groom, stand up, eat, sleep and play.
Calf housing should fundamentally be comfortable and clean, enabling the calf to focus on growing. The NWF youngstock team offers advice on a range of housing-related situations including airflow and lying space. Conducting simple tests such as nesting scores are a great way to assist your calf housing.
The dedicated NWF youngstock team offer a comprehensive range of services and advice to support the rearing of youngstock. Contact the team on 0800 756 2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
View our latest Youngstock Bulletin below.