SPRING ACTIONS AT KARPATEN MEAT GROUP FARM
Equipping parcels is necessary and preparing them for the grazing period contributes substantially to their productivity. During this period, at the Karpaten Meat Group, as in all cattle farms spring activities begin now. The cattle feeding facilities are verified out and the grazing parcels are arranged to ensure proper enclosure. Animal groups will also be selected according to their typology and the cattle will be vaccinated.
On the surface of all parcels the water installations which may have been damaged due to the low winter temperatures are checked. In case there are no watering spots on the pasture, fountains will be dug out and there will be pots for the cattle. For the cattle on pasture, portable tanks can be used, taking into account that the daily water ration for an animal varies with fodder plants and climatic conditions. Where possible, one-ball or two-water beaters can also be installed and these can withstand up to -30 degrees Celsius.
Once the pastures and the water suppliers are in good condition, check the hedges throughout the grazing area. In some cases, parcels are crowded, each with an outlet to the watering sector, while stopping the animals to pass to other neighboring parcels. If the grazing parcels are arranged in the area close to the river, special passage for animals to the running water will be made.
In order to prevent bovine diseases when they are removed from the pasture, the animals must be dewormed and immunized by vaccination. Vaccinations are a major factor in maintaining the herd healthy and when properly used, it limits the occurrence of diseases and creates immunity to adult animals, but also to future calves through their mothers.
Preparing animals for grazing also involves weighing and separating animals. New calves are divided into pens, depending on gender and future heifers are identified by age, weight and development. After selecting the suitable animals for mating, they are distributed on a separate plot, where a breeding bull has to be introduced.
All of these operations contribute to easy animal management, high productivity and efficient farm management. By respecting and managing them properly, any farm will benefit from an organized work system that can be sustained for a long time and easily developed.