Faten Salah El-Din said that she has been buying calves
a long time ago but this year the price has fallen unexpectedly to its lowest rate decreasing by about 30% compared to its price three years ago.
The tricky question is whether calves
got enough colostrum soon enough.
Ultimately, this should offer calves
a head-start in terms of growth - as much as 1.2kg/day more than calves
born as a result of repeated heats.
The latest BCMS (British Cattle Movement Service) data shows that the average calves
per lifetime is currently 5.4, with an average calving interval of 432 days.
This low productivity contrasts with ratios of 60-80 calves
per 100 cows observed just after the peak of Beverly calving during the 1980s and 1990s (Gunn and Sutherland, 1997).
Farmers want to rear strong calves
which are robust and grow well, but there is a fine balance and calves
that are too large can have problems during birth.
800kg) gave birth to calves
by 0.15 kg and 0.46 kg heavier than cows in the other two weight ranges of 800-700 kg and <700 kg.
"No individual, entity or institution can legally collect orphaned elephant calves
without KWS authorising it," the statement said.
Two ml blood was collected from calves
in EDTA for hematological indices at 0, 15th and 30th days.
suckled on dams before they were moved to MR, therefore the dry matter intake (DMI) of the calves
remaining with dams could not be calculated precisely, and calculations started at d 71 when the calves
in the 4 groups were weaned off milk totally.
A statement issued here on Monday, the authority said the slaughter of calves
was leading to the decreased number of animals thus, necessitating the ban.
The Ethical Dairy was unveiled at Rainton Farm near Gatehouse with the emphasis of allowing calves
to stay with their mothers to suckle.