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Management of steam up cow\'s

By Mondli on 2024-06-29

I\'m employed at dairy in karkloof. Dairy 360 is a dairy farming business milking approx 1500 cow\'s over 4 milking parlours.

I have been involved in some parlour work and cow management. However,  my focus has shifted more on the calf rearing as part of the farm business and I also participate in managing the steam up cow unit.

This involves everything from monitoring steam up cow\'s pre-calving, managing post calving issues like milk fever adding assistance in difficult calvings, feeding young calves to point of weaning. 

I also play big role in treating illness in calf\'s and dehorning them. 

Being rotated like this in abig farm gives me for moral, experience plus much more knowledge about cows e.g illnesses behaviour.