Calf to calving
Our Calf to Calving initiative builds upon research which shows that achieving first calving by 24 months of age can significantly reduce your rearing costs.
It enables dairy farmers to achieve measured improvements in heifer rearing specifically in calf and heifer survival, growth, health, fertility and age at first calving.
Royal Veterinary College research, funded by us, shows that calving at 24 months rather than 26 months reduces average rearing costs by 16%.
Thinking about this another way, the cost of rearing a heifer increases by £2.87 per day for every day increase in age at first calving over 24 months.