Hypothermia & newborn calves

Whether you are a dairy producer who calves year round, a beef producer who may calve early, or if you have a calf that is born under less-than-desirable conditions, hypothermia is something that we need to be concerned about, especially this time of year. FULL STORY »

2014: Some uncertainty amid the optimism

Feed costs are down and milk prices are predicted to be steady. Yet there is still some uncertainty for the U.S. dairy industry outlook in 2014. FULL STORY »

A breath of fresh air for calves

As dairies increasingly turn to housing young calves indoors, ventilation, as it relates to animal health, becomes a key consideration. Outdoor calf hutches, of course, have served well and provide ample ventilation. Their exposure to weather, however, can result in stress on calves and extra labor for dairy workers. Also, calf hutches do not facilitate use of automated feeders. 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 »

Extreme winter weather may mean extra feed for livestock

Colder, icy, harsh winter weather means producers need to be aware of increased livestock energy requirements to ensure their animals are able to withstand the extreme outdoor conditions. FULL STORY »

Countdown to end of farmland price bubble

Has the value of agricultural land reached a peak? FULL STORY »

Zoetis offers comments on FDA’s Guidance 213

The FDA’s recently published “Guidance #213” document generated a lot of buzz in the national media. Zoetis offers commentary on what it means for the U.S. livestock industry. FULL STORY »

DCHA offers $1,000 scholarship

Agricultural students are encouraged to apply for a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. FULL STORY »

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 »

Prevent infections with colostrum and navel dipping

Acquiring an infection of any type can be a devastating setback for a newborn calf. Some routine management practices can go a long way toward prevention. FULL STORY »

Calf blanket tips

It’s time to break out the calf blankets. Read advice on how to maximize their value from Grober Nutrition. FULL STORY »

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