Calves with Sam: Auto-Feeders Need to be Cleaned, Too

I had the opportunity to observe a auto-feeder representative teach an owner how to run the cleaning operations for an automatic calf feeder. What an education for me! FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Where is the Cocciostat?

"How are you controlling coccidia?" That was my question to the dairyman. The answer was, "I have X coccidiostat in the calf starter grain." Calves are housed individually in hutches, grain is replaced daily for younger calves, for older calves the pail contents are checked daily and more grain added is needed so the calves do no run out of grain before the next feeding. Calves have free-choice water. The dairyman said that the pre-weaned calves did not show clinical signs of coccidiosis although they did have some scours among calves three to four weeks old. FULL STORY »

Calf Research Updates

Scientists from around the globe presented the results of their most recent research at the joint annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science last month in Kansas City, Missouri. This article highlights some of the latest findings related to feeding and managing dairy calves. FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Surge in Calving, Yet Again

How can a surge in calving be a surprise? The cows have been pregnant for nine months! FULL STORY »

Land O’Lakes® Electrolyte System reformulated

A new formulation makes this one of the few electrolyte products containing acetate as the alkalinizing agent. FULL STORY »

PDPW dairy obstetrics and calf-care workshops

A series of on-farm, calf-focused workshops are planned for Spanish-speaking employees. FULL STORY »

Hot weather and calves

As summer’s heat persists, New York calf and heifer raising specialist Sam Leadley offers advice to help calves cope. FULL STORY »

Get electrolyte dosing right

Determining the correct amount of electrolyte solution to feed can be tricky. An industry expert offers advice. FULL STORY »

Protect the lungs

In a calf’s first 12 months of life, lung health is the critical predictor of an animal’s long-term health and performance, according to Merck Animal Health dairy technical services veterinarian Sam Barringer, DVM. FULL STORY »

Nationwide replacement demand strong

Demand for replacement cows and springers is high across the country. FULL STORY »

More on intensified calf-feeding programs

Two Michigan State University researchers weigh in on intensified calf feeding. FULL STORY »

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