Calves and heifers are the future of every dairy operation, and getting them off to a healthy start helps set up a lifetime of improved performance.
Together with a veterinarian, you can help your customers assess and improve their calf and heifer programs by asking these types of questions:
- Is every newborn calf getting 4 quarts of clean, high-quality colostrum within 4 hours of birth?*
- Are calves first receiving calf starter by
3 days to 7 days of age?
- Do calves receive 13 percent or more of milk solids in their daily nutrition?
- How often is fresh feed provided to calves?
Is calf and heifer housing of adequate size and ventilation?
Click here for the worksheet from Pfizer Animal Health.