This type of farming involves the permanence of the calf with his mother during the lactation period and may be handled in these ways:
- In the barn, where there must be well-defined spaces for suckler cows nursing calves
- Semi-wild state, where the herd spends the spring and summer grazing
- Wild state, where the herd is grazing through the whole year
For the last two solutions there is a need of providing the proper feed supply. This can be done not only with specific equipment such as hay carrying racks, selective feeders for calves or water troughs, but also by using energyCube as a supplement with protein, energy and mineral vitamins to the mother. This product complements and enhances the contributions of the pasture.
Of course the quality and quantity of pasture forage will be the levers regulating ingestion.