Weanlings: how can we keep them healthy?

Agridirect.ie discusses the range of diseases that strike weanlings and asks whether these can be prevented.

A familiar situation

Here is a situation that, in my experience, happens all too often in the suckler herd. You have a strapping bull calf that looks a great prospect. But the second you wean him, he starts to lose ground. Come selling time, he is a scrawny-looking specimen, barely recognisable from the calf you reared and had such high hopes for. You end up barely making a profit on him, after feed costs and your own time are taken into the equation.

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