Dairy calf iron deficiency group
The group is keen to trial after a pilot study was conducted on a group of 47 calves and found a 97g growth rate difference between supplemented calves and control calves.
This group is sponsored by BBSRC.
Feed is one of the largest variable costs to farmers. An animal’s health, stress, nutrition, weight and growth rate all affect feed efficiency. Finding ways to improve efficiency sustainably is crucial for better returns.