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Penn State cost comparisons: Milk replacer vs. whole milk vs. waste milk

We recently evaluated the costs of feeding pasteurized milk to calves in comparison to other feeding systems considering current market conditions. To do so, we utilized a spreadsheet tool we developed a few years ago with colleagues at Virginia Tech. The results may surprise you.

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Too much, or too little - Managing feed refusals

To ensure constant feed availability and account for feed refusal or weigh back, you must deliver more feed to a pen of dairy cows than those cows will consume. Common recommendations in dairy circles indicate producers should expect 2 to 5 percent feed refusal or weigh back.

Calf and Heifer

Whole-milk feeding made easy

Feeding whole milk with balancers need not be complicated, but does require some strategic decision-making, according to veterinarian Skip Olson with Milk Products Co.

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