The total serum protein content for each calf provides a quick report card that tells employees how they are doing on newborn calf-care, says Jerry Olson, technical services veterinarian with Pfizer Animal Health. (Total serum protein indicates colostrum absorption and antibody status in a newborn calf.) Yet, many operations lack this basic piece of equipment. For about $170, Olson considers it money well spent for any operation with calves.
Using a refractometer to measure
- Ag markets proved rather volatile again Thursday
- DHM Markets/Marketers: Cow culling lags; Pennsylvania heifers
- Farm Bureau fights EPA, tells members to ‘ditch the rule’
- How are you using incentive programs on your farm?
- Food waste-to-energy converter introduced at UC Davis
- Guarding against overreach of the Endangered Species Act