Producers share calf thoughts

Dairy producers share their thoughts on calf and heifer rearing in a recent survey. FULL STORY »

The optimal heifer-calving age

Dr. Jim Quigley with Provimi North America reviews data that shows calving heifers outside the ideal age of 23 to 24 months of age carries a significant cost. FULL STORY »

Rumen Development in the Dairy Calf

Calves are born with undeveloped rumens, yet they will spend the vast majority of their lives as ruminants. Our job is to allow calves to make the transition easily and in a timely manner, so that they grow to be cost-effective forage consumers that are efficient and productive animals. FULL STORY »

Putting the brakes on bacteria growth in colostrum

A nationwide study of colostrum revealed that 45 percent of all samples had a total plate count of greater than 100,000 colony forming units (cfu) per ml, a level associated with calf illness. Only 23 percent of refrigerated samples had less than 100,000 cfu/ml. FULL STORY »

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a mobile shade machine?

A Wisconsin farmer unveiled his innovative break-through in cattle cooling last week. It looks like something out of the future, or a piece of technology that belongs only behind the doors of NASA’s engineering department. FULL STORY »

Step up warm weather calf management

Rising temperatures bring challenges and opportunities. FULL STORY »

World Dairy Expo announces 2014 research seminars

World Dairy Expo is the place to find the latest dairy technology, cutting-edge genetics and the latest research. Industry experts from coast-to-coast will be on hand to present research and management practices for this year’s Expo Seminar series. FULL STORY »

6 Gizmos to remove calf-raising Guesswork

Focusing on our goals is the best way to achieve them. For most calf raisers, the goals are to keep calves alive, healthy, and growing. FULL STORY »

You cannot bleach your way to clean

I just had yet another question about the concentration of a chlorine bleach solution to use soaking calf feeding equipment. The assumption is that if the one uses the proper concentration of the active ingredient somehow the tube feeders and bottles will become clean. All the bacteria will be gone. FULL STORY »

CLARIFIDE videos on YouTube

Learn about producers’ experiences using genomic technology via a series of YouTube videos posted by Zoetis. FULL STORY »

Beware of mixing milk replacer with softened water

Mixing milk replacer with softened water can result in dangerously high sodium levels. FULL STORY »

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