Non-Replacement Calves Resources

Non-replacement (or bobby) calves are born on dairy farms and will not be required as milking cows in the future. Dairy Australia has developed resources that support farmers in choosing alternative pathways for their viable non-replacement calves.

For the latest information, refer to the Dairy Calf Market Pathways Trends report or access the range of resources below for support on the available pathways and care of non-replacement calves.

Trends and research
  • Dairy Calf Market Pathways Trends 2012-23PDF339.38 KB
  • Dairy Calf Market Pathways Trends 2010-22PDF284.51 KB
  • Dairy Calf Market Pathways Trends 2010-21PDF214.43 KB
  • Grain Free Calf Trial Research 2022PDF1.13 MB
Health and welfare
  • Caring for Bobby CalvesPDF1000.34 KB
  • Human Killing and Disposal of CattlePDF336.24 KB
  • Managing Johne's Disease RiskPDF380.51 KB
  • Transporting Calves in Crates or TrailersPDF410.74 KB
  • Calve Fit for TransportPDF271.36 KB
  • Animal Fit to LoadPDF4.21 MB

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