Correct Weight — Heifer Management
Correct Weight is a package that will guide you in the profitable management of heifers from weaning to joining by providing:
> Regular weighing
> Worm monitoring
> Nutritional and animal health advice
Take the stress out of your heifer management!
Correct Weight – Standard Package
This is a package designed for best practice monitoring of your heifers from weaning to joining.
The Standard Package includes:
> Weighing 5 times between weaning and joining
> 5 advisory reports including nutritional advice
> 1 Worm Egg Counts
> Vaccination assessment and advice
> Travel within 40km of the Warrnambool clinic is included
> Electronic data will be uploaded to your electronic records if compatible.
Correct Weight – Premium
This package is designed to provide both monitoring and preventative herd health treatments for your heifers.
For extra peace of mind, let us organize the drenching and vaccinations!
It includes all the features of the Standard program plus:
> 2 drenches of Dectomax injectable at strategic times
> 2 vaccinations of Ultravac 7in1
> Pink eye vaccination
> Pestivirus(BVDV) surveillance and advice
What Does It Cost?
A fixed price per head includes travel, lab fees and work time for both weigh and egg count events.
For the premium package it also includes programmed drenches and vaccines.
Benefits of Correct Weight
> Improved fertility (bigger heifers get in calf earlier)
> Increased longevity (they live longer!)
> Reduced calving problems
> Higher production - 50kg heavier at calving results in 1041 litres extra milk over 3 lactations
> Smarter drenching using FEC results - saves money on drench and reduces worm resistance
> Confidence that heifers are protected from disease by up-to-date vaccination
> Expert joining advice available on request
Spot weigh events and additional animal health monitoring and treatment beyond the package are available on request.
Proactive management and early intervention improves chances of having a healthy and productive animal enter the herd