Leaving horns to grow can be dangerous for other cows in the herd and stock people, so disbudding calves under eight weeks of age with pain relief is best practice. The practice of providing pain relief for disbudding has been endorsed by the Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC). – Dairy Australia.
Calf disbudding is carried out when the calf is between two and six weeks old to minimise the risk of injury to other livestock or farm workers.
Hico staff carry out this duty with care and adherence to all livestock management guidelines including the use of local anaesthetic and antiseptic sprays.
To find out more about Calf Disbudding call 1800 444 266.
To book Calf Disbudding on your farm go to our bookings page.