Heifer rearing goals

Should age or body size be the target for heifer calving dates? What tools are useful in tracking heifer growth and performance? Dave Winston, Extension Dairy Specialist at Virginia Tech University, shares his thoughts on heifer rearing goals. FULL STORY »

Dairy calf, heifer raisers selected for leadership program

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association announces its class for the 2013 Merck Animal Health Leadership Program. FULL STORY »

Zoetis, Roslin Institute collaborate to control Salmonella

Zoetis and The Roslin Institute in the United Kingdom announce a collaborative project to study Salmonella in cattle. FULL STORY »

Dean Foods grant provides free access to Dairyland Initative

The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine has received a $50,000 grant from the Dean Foods Foundation to make its web-based resources available to dairy producers at no cost. FULL STORY »

DCHA Tip of the Week: Contract essentials for raising heifers

Raising dairy heifers until they are ready to enter the milking herd is a substantial investment, so having a clear, detailed contract is important to outline the responsibilities and expectations of both parties. FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Transition rations for calves

In June, Sam Leadley with Attica (N.Y.) Veterinary Associates posted a graph showing the amount of feed available for growth for calves fed an intensive or accelerated milk ration before weaning. FULL STORY »

Calf Notes provide researched insight into raising dairy calves

John Quigley’s latest Calf Note discusses new research into recording the changes in the insulin sensitivity of milk-fed calves. FULL STORY »

World Dairy Expo online dairy cattle entries available Play video

World Dairy Expo’s online dairy cattle entry system is now available to exhibitors wishing to make entries to this year’s show. FULL STORY »

Make summer comfortable for calves

The calendar says it’s almost fall, but Mother Nature still has other ideas. The experts at Milk Products, LLC offer advice for caring for calves in the heat. FULL STORY »

Texas prices weaken

Holstein springer prices remain steady compared to last month in California and Wisconsin, but lost some ground in Texas and Pennsylvania. High-priced, short-supply feedstuffs may be the cause of a softer market in Texas compared to the rest of the country. A large heifer sale promoted for mid-July in California suggests that many herds have excess heifer inventories. Holstein heifer calf prices also lost a little footing in Texas, but remain steady elsewhere. FULL STORY »

Alltech launches campaign to honor dairy farmers

The Alltech Dairy Heroes program recognizes the important contributions of hard-working dairy farmers. FULL STORY »

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