New warm-weather calf starter
Nutritional adjustments for cold stress have become fairly common in calf-rearing. Now there’s an option to fine-tune starter nutrition to compensate for heat stress as well. FULL STORY »
Strong and steady
Demand for springer heifers remains strong nationwide, with prices increasing or remaining steady in all four monitored locations. The brightest spot is Texas, where springer prices received as much as a 30 percent bump compared to last month, and are considerably higher than they were there a year ago. For example, approved/medium springers in Texas were $600-$1,075 last April, compared to $1,000-$1,175 this year. Equity Livestock at Stratford, Wis., also reported a huge crowd at its April 2 auction, with strong demand for springers. Heifer calf prices were steady with month-ago levels. FULL STORY »
Critical hours of calving management
How we assist calving cows and their newborn calves can dramatically affect the calf survival outcome. Here’s what the latest research says about what we should do to help. FULL STORY »
Poll: What role does Facebook play in your regular personal and business communication?
A) I use Facebook mostly for personal pleasure and networking.
B) I use Facebook for professional networking and agricultural/dairy industry information.
C) I use Facebook for both personal use and professional information/networking.
D) I am not a frequent user of Facebook for any reason. FULL STORY »
Dairy industry turbulence could settle this year
Purdue Extension dairy specialist Mike Schultz says the second half of 2013 could bring relief to financially strained dairy enterprises. Still, a lot of it depends on feed. FULL STORY »
Animal ID, record keeping vital to successful operation
Permanent animal ID offers benefits for animal management, cost savings, food safety and disease surveillance. The Beef Quality Assurance program explains how. FULL STORY »
Calf-Tel announces 2013 Facebook photo contest
Calf-Tel announced its first Facebook photo contest. The year-long social media event will highlight calf management strategies and experiences for dairy producers of all scopes and sizes. FULL STORY »
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