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abc123

  • Joined Oct 2018
Starter intake - group penning
« on: July 14, 2019, 05:05:15 pm »
Hi all,
My calves are eating starter feed now, and they are in group penning. Does anyone have any tips on how to monitor individual starter intake in group penning, in view of weaning at a consumption of 1kg per head?

Thanks
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Starter intake - group penning
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 06:28:14 pm »
You can only observe them and make sure that they are all eating the food.  I would allow just over the 1kg average for the group so that the majority of them are eating at least 1kg.

 

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