A pro-active approach, based on practical experience, focuses on management strategies which maximise the health and growth of young stock rather on reactively curing problems once they have occurred. Dairy heifers can be managed so that they do not become ill; doing this is cost effective as healthy baby calves incur few treatment costs and are likely to grow into above average production dairy cows.
HEIFERMAX recognise that although all farmers have the common goal of wanting to raise healthy, rapidly growing heifers which milk well when they enter the herd, every farm has its idiosyncrasies. By acknowledging these peculiarities, we tailor management systems to remove the inconsistency from heifer raising.
Our management advice encourages farmers to adopt monitoring, measuring and the use of KPI’s and standard operating procedures to achieve consistently good results. It takes into account the geographic, climatic, financial and infrastructure constraints of the farm and the financial, staffing and expertise resources of the client. We are equally comfortable working with dairies in tropical or temperate areas.