Poll: How would you classify your relationship with your herd veterinarian?
1. Our veterinarian is an integral member of our management team.
2. Our veterinarian has some influence on the way we manage our herd.
3. Our veterinarian has little influence on the way we manage our herd.
4. We do not use the services of a veterinarian.
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Calf barn positive pressure ventilation seminar
The Dairyland Initiative in Wisconsin will be presenting a seminar on using positive pressure ventilation tubes in calf barns on November 7 in Madison, Wis. FULL STORY »
Can calves be taught to urinate in a specific place?
Is it possible for calves to be trained like cats to urinate in a specific location? A team of Canadian researchers conducted a study to find out. FULL STORY »
AI success with timed breeding versus detected heat
Researchers in Alberta compared the outcome of using sexed semen in heifers inseminated upon detected heat, versus those enrolled in a timed AI program. FULL STORY »
On-farm colostrum measurement tools evaluated
A study at the University of Calgary evaluated the accuracy of both the colostrometer and the Brix refractometer for measuring colostrum quality on the farm. 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 »
Six simple tips for sanitation to boost calf health
Just like the milking parlor, sanitation of calf-feeding equipment should be a daily practice to minimize the spread of disease FULL STORY »
How to minimize the impact of dystocia on newborn calves
Experiencing a difficult birth sets calves back the minute they hit the ground. Researchers in Colorado have identified ways to help dystocia calves recover and thrive. FULL STORY »
Heifer prices high in Texas
Currently available prices indicate a softening of springer and heifer calf prices in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. California springer prices are steady to slightly up, while the high end for top-quality Holstein springers surged in Texas. This month’s high was $1,860, compared to $1,475 last month. That top-dollar figure is the highest springer price posted in Texas for more than two years. FULL STORY »
When it comes to calf feeding, understanding consumption is key
Getting every calf to take off eating starter grain can be a challenging process. Purina Animal Nutrition outlines the basics of consumption. FULL STORY »
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