The impact of cold stress on calves

Cold weather hits calves hard from many different angles. Researchers at the W.H. Miner Institute share how to help them cope. 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 »

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 »

Positive trend continues

Holstein springer heifer values continue to climb throughout most of the country, with prices steady to slightly lower in Texas. Springer values also are on par to considerably higher nationwide, compared to year-ago levels. Last December, top-quality springers in Pennsylvania were bringing $1,525-1,750, compared to $1,700-1,950 today. Current Holstein heifer calf prices also are steady to higher nationwide, with the highest values also found in Pennsylvania. FULL STORY »

It’s all about the details

Purina Animal Nutrition offers advice on the finer points of calf feeding. FULL STORY »

New spreadsheet tracks heifer growth

Tracking the true progress of heifer growth in an individual herd is now possible with a new spreadsheet developed at Penn State University. FULL STORY »

Poll: What is the primary method you use to help calves manage cold weather?

A) Deep bedding
B) Calf blankets/jackets
C) Extra nutrition
D) All of the above
FULL STORY »

Purdue Extension to host Farming Together workshop

Multi-generation farming can be tricky. Purdue University is offering a series of workshops to help. FULL STORY »

Calf scours: Causes, prevention and treatment

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association provides advice on why calves contract scours and how the disease can be addressed. FULL STORY »

Heart of America Dairy Expo coming in January

One of the country’s largest dairy trade shows we be held in Springfield, Mo. in late January. FULL STORY »

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