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Learn about topics to help you manage calf welfare, including the correct method for disbudding calves, managing disease, injury and general good practices for calf welfare.

Managing calf welfare

All calves are essential for dairy farming and must be managed from birth to lessen the risk of:

  • disease,
  • discomfort to the calf, and
  • injury to animals and operator.

Dairy Australia is working across the supply chain from farm to processor to ensure that calves are managed to meet agreed industry practices and standards.

Good welfare practices for calves - more information:

Major Initiatives

Focus Farms

Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making.


DairyBase is a web-based tool that enables dairy farmers to measure and compare their farm business performance over time.

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