The calf sheds are filling up which means that disbudding is just around the corner.
The new welfare regulations which require all calf disbudding to use local anesthetic don't come into effect until October 2019. So you are still able to disbud without local this season as long as it is completed prior to this date.
If you are wanting to disbud your own calves using local anesthetic there is a requirement to go through a training and accreditation process with one of our vets. MPI may conduct an audit to ensure compliance. If you haven't booked this in yet, please contact the clinic now as we are wanting to complete on farm accreditations by the 14th August.
This year we are using a new product Tri-solfen on all calves we disbud. Clinical trials have shown that Tri-solfen significantly reduces pain after disbudding and results in greater average daily weight gains after disbudding.