Dairy Calf and Heifer Association

Nesting is not just for the birds

The Dairy Calf & Heifer Association offers advice on helping calves build nests to ward off winter’s chill. FULL STORY »

Calf scours: Causes, prevention and treatment

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association provides advice on why calves contract scours and how the disease can be addressed. FULL STORY »

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association offers scholarship

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program FULL STORY »

Minimize cross-sucking

Cross-sucking can cause damage to developing udder tissue and potentially introduce mastitis organisms in young heifers. Here are some ways to prevent it. FULL STORY »

Give precision-fed heifers adequate bunk space

Adequate feed bunk space for heifers is important in any group-housed heifer facility, and even more so when managing heifers in a precision-feeding system. FULL STORY »

Study examines milk replacer carbohydrate sources

New research from the University of Georgia looks at the effect of milk replacers formulated with alternative carbohydrate sources on calf health and performance. The findings were published this month in The Professional Animal Scientist. FULL STORY »

DCHA launches membership drive

New members who sign-up for 2014 membership now, receive free membership for the remainder of 2013. FULL STORY »

Heifer study sheds light on dry matter intakes

Predicting the dry matter intake of dairy heifers is an important part of heifer nutrition programs, but it can be challenging to estimate for a number of reasons. FULL STORY »

Reminders for colostrum pasteurization

The process of pasteurizing colostrum is gaining popularity among calf raisers. Kansas State dairy specialist Mike Brouk says there are several things you should keep in mind when collecting, processing and storing colostrum. FULL STORY »

Signs of Mycoplasma bovis infection in dairy cattle

It’s a scourge you don’t want showing up on your farm. But if it does, the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association offers tips for identifying and preventing Mycoplasma bovis infections. FULL STORY »

Early calf development depends on proper nutrition

Do calves succeed because of their genetic potential or excellent management? It’s both, of course. FULL STORY »

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