As the end of fall merges into the winter months, don’t forget to put in place some extra layers of protection for your calves in order to prevent cold stress.

The top issues when addressing cold stress in calves are related to nutrition and housing, says Sarah Morrison with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, N.Y.

In this article in the November 2012 Miner Institute Farm Report, Morrison discusses important facts and tips to implement to keep your calves growing and lively this winter. In particular, she addresses these questions:

  • When calves need additional energy to maintain maintenance requirements, where do they get it from?
  • What can we do to make sure the additional energy we give our dairy calves won’t be wasted when it comes to housing management?

Source: November 2012 Miner Institute Farm Report