Merck Animal Health introduced its newest training module in its Dairy Care365™ series. “Handling Dairy Calves and Heifers: A Low-Stress Way to a Profitable Herd” focuses on helping dairies create and maintain a low-stress animal handling approach.
The new module will address training calves to move and adjust to new situations, knowing how to move, process and handle heifers safely and efficiently, and learning how to train fresh heifers to be milked.
Developed in partnership with Ben Bartlett, D.V.M., Michigan State University Extension educator, it is available in English or Spanish. At the end of the 20-minute course, participants can take a short quiz to test their knowledge. Dairy managers can use the results of the training to help identify areas for improvement.