Springers mostly steady, calves up

Springing heifer prices continue to see stability or healthy growth in three of the four reporting markets this month. Prices softened slightly in Pennsylvania alone. California remained steady while Wisconsin and Texas saw higher prices compared to last month. Nationwide, springer prices as a whole are up about 30% compared to year-ago levels. Holstein heifer calf prices increased nationwide, likely due in part to the seasonal demand for youth project calves. FULL STORY »

Ryelage can help stretch feed supplies

Fall-planted rye is a popular cover crop, but Eric Richer, Extension Educator with Ohio State University, notes that it can have useful feed value as well. FULL STORY »

DCHA Annual Conference

There’s still time to register for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s Annual Conference, April 1-3 in Green Bay, Wis. Plus you are eligible for a special discount as a Calf and Heifer Advisor subscriber. FULL STORY »

How do I motivate frozen employees?

“The winter that won’t end” has been hard on animals and their caretakers alike. Bob Hagenow with Vita Plus Corp. offers advice on how to encourage employees as they work in challenging weather conditions. FULL STORY »

Merck introduces Once PMH® IN

Merck Animal Health announces the introduction of Once PMH® IN, an intranasal pneumonia vaccine for young calves. FULL STORY »

Central Plains Dairy Expo

The Central Plains Dairy Expo will be held March 25-27 at the Sioux Falls, S.D. Arena and Convention Center. FULL STORY »

Alltech Farm Innovation Meeting Series

Alltech, Inc. is taking the show on the road with a series of informative meetings throughout the United States in March. FULL STORY »

Autofeeder advice

Bob James and Kayla Machado with Virginia Dairy Extension share the knowledge they have gleaned from current research on automated calf feeding systems. FULL STORY »

Tips for controlling respiratory disease

South Dakota State University Extension specialists Alvaro Garcia and Russ Daly have prepared a comprehensive primer on understanding, preventing and treating respiratory disease in calves. FULL STORY »

Timed A.I. in heifers

Dairy heifers have important ovarian and endocrine differences during the estrous cycle compared to lactating cows, according to University of Florida researchers Fabio Lima and Jose Santos. FULL STORY »

Exploring the origins of scours

Dr. Noah Litherland, dairy youngstock technical specialist for Vita Plus Corp., discusses the mechanisms of how this frustrating disease develops in calves. FULL STORY »

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