DairyNZ and Allflex have teamed up with IHC and PGG Wrightson Livestock to offer an alternative solution to reach a $1 million funding target without increasing the risk of spreading Mycoplasma bovis.
Here's how it works:
Step 1: Register your calf with IHC here or alternatively phone 0800 442 886.
Step 2: Apply the pink IHC ear tag to a calf that you commit to rearing alongside your replacement heifers, or dairy beef.
Step 3: Send the calf as part of your normal sale of the surplus calves to the sale yard and ensure you record on the ASD form “One for IHC”.
Step 4: The calf will be sold and the sale of that particular tagged calf will be donated to IHC from any sale yard in New Zealand.
Alternatively you can donate a virtual calf: