Here we see an example of a stress-free calving line. We think it's great this farmer has one, every barn should have one!
Since we want to keep optimizing our cow care, we keep being critical as well.
So here are two points of improvement:
1. Get a cuddle box
We see that the calf is already a bit dirty. Also, she is very close to other, possible sick, cows. A smart solution is to make a little box on the side: a cuddle box. Here the mother can still lick her calf, but the calf is also placed in a clean environment.
2. Make a fence in the middle
That way you can keep the fresh cows away from the pre-calving cows.
Always look for things you can do better! What can you do better on your own farm?
Please share your thoughts, that way we can exchange ideas!
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