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 »

Step up warm weather calf management

Rising temperatures bring challenges and opportunities. 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 »

The "Rule of 24" for feeding starter grain

Noah Litherland with Vita Plus Corporation says following the “Rule of 24” will help encourage starter grain intake in young calves. FULL STORY »

Award-winning bottle-washing system

The innovative flair of an Ontario dairy producer has earned him a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. FULL STORY »

Calf management: A lesson in stress reduction

“Stress” is a general term with many very specific implications for young calves. Purina Animal Nutrition shares management advice on how to effectively reduce stress. FULL STORY »

Keeping calves cool in hot weather

Read hot-weather management advice from the Ontario Veal Association. FULL STORY »

Taking heifer reproduction to the next level

The Dairy Cattle Reproductive Council provides a helpful resource paper on establishing and achieving breeding goals for first-calf heifers. FULL STORY »

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