Sure Calf is a free certification programme aimed at reducing the risk of Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in calves during sale and movement to new holding.
The programme aims to help sellers, who invest in vaccinating against BRD pre-sale, increase the value of their calves and make it easier for buyers to identify these animals at market.
Participation in the SureCalf programme has grown year on year since its launch in 2007 and is now recognised as one of the indicators of healthy, quality cattle. Calves at reduced risk of set backs from Pneumonia are more likely to grow faster, finish earlier and deliver a better return on investment.
Although vaccinating new calves on arrival can be beneficial, the stress of recent transportation and change of farm can reduce the vaccines effectiveness. Vaccination before sale helps to ensure maximum benefit is achieved.
For more information on this scheme please call the Farm office on 01793 501499.