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Steps to Ensure Calf Success This Winter
Temperatures have plummeted and it is now time to maximise everything the calf gets to keep dietary fat and energy high. ...
Spot, Prevent and Cure Bovine Respiratory Disease
Common and costly, Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) accounts for almost half of mortality on some feedlots, meaning prevention, treatment and sound technical knowledge could save fortunes for some. ...
How to Make Group Calf Housing Work For You
Group housing of calves is growing in popularity across US dairies, meaning a switch is made from individual hutches. ...
Colostrum as a Communication Vehicle Between Dam and Calf
Understanding the effect hormones and antibodies have on calf performance does have unknowns but what is clear is the huge potential in productivity from unlocking optimal colostrum feeding....
Youthful Approach to Keeping Dairy Records
Much can be learned from record keeping about managing farm animals and farm finances, hence there is lots to be gained from starting with the books early. ...
Tackle Scours: Chill Colostrum
Calves could see scouring problems reduce if colostrum is refrigerated close to 40 fahrenheit (4.4 degrees celcius), according to a calf management expert....
Cow Longevity: A Concept For Sustainable Food Production
Extending the productive life of cows and increasing overall productivity is central to the future of milk production....
The Role of Calf Nutrition and Management on Lifetime Productivity of Dairy Cattle
Productivity and health starts when the cow is born, not at her first calving, writes Mike Van Amburgh, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University....
Understand Consumption When Feeding Calves
Calf shed workers can often be working with calves one day to 12 weeks old which all have vastly different needs....
Calves: Feeding to Fight Disease
A calf can get sick in a number of ways but nutrition, along with housing and hygiene, are the three core points to get the calf better, write advisers at the Ontario Veal Association. ...
Mastitis: What is it Costing You?
Irish farmers have a mastitis costing programme to deliver an objective figure on what somatic cell counts have on farm margins. ...
Proper Feeding Improves Welfare, Calf Performance and Future Productivity of Dairy Calves
At no extra cost, ensuring adequate nutrition is hugely beneficial in maximising performance and realisation of genetic potential, writes Alex Bach from the Department Ruminant Product at the Catalonian Institute for Advanced Research Studies. ...
Heat Stress During the Dry Period Affects Calves Too
Research from the University of Florida shows that calves exposed to heat stress before birth have lower birth weights and compromised immunity....
What to Look For in an Oral Electrolyte Product
The important features of calf diarrhea medication are outlined by Dr Michelle Arnold, Large Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, University of Kentucky. ...
Hypothermia & Newborn Calves
Often difficult to identify, calf hypothermia is best treated early with the help of thermometers to diagnose what stage the condition has reached, advises Tracey Renelt, Extension Dairy Field Specialist for South Dakota State University. ...
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