Maximizing passive immunity

Calves’ acquired immunity via colostrum can be a life-or-death proposal. A New York Extension dairy specialist outlines the keys for promoting passive immunity. FULL STORY »

Weaned heifers: Don’t overlook their nutrition needs

Much attention is paid to calf diets in the milk-feeding stage. But older heifers have specific nutrition needs, too. FULL STORY »

Using bleach to clean feeding equipment

Chlorine bleach can work well as a sanitizing agent for calf feeding equipment, but will be most effective when used correctly. Iowa State University Extension provides guidelines for successfully using this inexpensive disinfectant. FULL STORY »

Saving grain from the rain

Feeding grain in the outside runs of calf hutches has its advantages, but rainy weather isn’t one of them. 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 »

Zinpro water webinar

Zinpro Corporation has sponsored an online, on-demand webinar addressing, “Water: The most important nutrient.” FULL STORY »

Biosecurity for your farm

The Beef Quality Assurance program shares a number of excellent guidelines for protecting the biosecurity of your herd. FULL STORY »

Poll: If you raise wet calves, when do you start adding forage to their diets?

A. Well before weaning (2 to 3 weeks of age)
B. Midway through the milk-feeding period.
C. Just before weaning.
D. Not until after weaning.
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Heifer reproduction webinar

Looking to improve heifer reproduction? The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council offers an online, on-demand webinar to help. FULL STORY »

Expert says to start calves on low-quality forage

It’s not often you hear the recommendation to feed lower-quality feedstuffs, but when it comes to starting young calves on forage, that’s exactly the advice of renowned heifer production researcher Dr. Alex Bach from Spain. FULL STORY »

Fundamentals of a fresh start

In his latest issue of Calf Notes, Dr. Jim Quigley discusses five fundamental steps to improve calf health and reduce mortality FULL STORY »

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