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
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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 »

Minimize cross-sucking

Cross-sucking can cause damage to developing udder tissue and potentially introduce mastitis organisms in young heifers. Here are some ways to prevent it. FULL STORY »

Make your heifers productive citizens

It costs a lot to raise a replacement heifer these days. Here are some tips toward maximizing that investment. FULL STORY »

Ag lender survey provides glimpse at future lending conditions

Find out how agricultural lenders responded to a recent survey conducted by Kansas State University. FULL STORY »

Common-sense antibiotic use

Antibiotics play an important role in both human and animal health. Striking a balance between the two is critical to the success of both branches of medicine. FULL STORY »

Nationwide upward ride

If the heifer market is any indicator of the attitudes of U.S. dairy producers, those in the dairy industry are feeling pretty optimistic about current and future market prospects. Easing feed costs; a strong export market; and positive milk futures through 2014 all may be contributing to that positive outlook. Prices for both medium- and top-quality springers were either steady or up nationwide this month, with the healthiest bump in Pennsylvania. Heifer calf prices also were steady to higher in all reviewed markets. FULL STORY »

Managing risk the first week after weaning

The transition off of a milk-based diet can set calves back and leave them vulnerable to weight loss and clinical disease. New York calf and heifer specialist Sam Leadley provides advice for easing calves successfully through this transition. FULL STORY »

Tips to prepare calves for winter

Old Man Winter is knocking on our door, and Ann Hoskins, calf and heifer specialist for Vita Plus Corporation, offers advice on preparing calves for his arrival. FULL STORY »

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