Checklist: Essential items for calving 2020


"A cow after calving is one of the most dangerous animals on the farm."

Checklist: Essential items for calving 2020

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"A cow after calving is one of the most dangerous animals on the farm."

Seán Doorley, drystock advisor with Teagasc, and Seán McMahon, Walsh Fellow Student Longford have compiled a pre-calving checklist, containing essential items for calving 2020.

"Safety is paramount at calving time - a cow after calving is one of the most dangerous animals on the farm," warned Doorley.

Checklist:

  • Calving jack - ensure it is in good working order;
  • Two sets of calving jack ropes;
  • Disinfectant;
  • Straw;
  • Two stomach tube feeders - ensure they are working properly;
  • Arm-length disposable gloves and lubricant gel;
  • Iodine - navel treatment;
  • Calcium for milk fever;
  • Good-quality colostrum
  • Bottle and teat;
  • Calf feeder;
  • Thermometer;
  • Calving cameras;
  • Infrared lamps;
  • Calving sensors;
  • Calving gate.

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