Calf and heifer management -- a paradigm shift

At the recent I-29 Dairy Conference, dairy nutrition and management consultant King Hickman discussed how priorities and goals for calf and heifer rearing are changing. FULL STORY »

Farm tour planning kit

The Discover Dairy Lesson Series from the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program includes a planning kit to help make the most of hosting farm tours or “breakfast on the farm” for school groups and the general public. FULL STORY »

Growth benchmark basics for calf and heifer raisers

Monitoring performance and making adjustments as an investment grows is a key to optimizing return on investment. The same rule applies for calf and heifer nutrition programs, according to Gary Geisler with Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. FULL STORY »

Improving feed delivery for heifers over six months of age

Neil Broadwater with University of Minnesota Extension discusses how to improve feeding consistency for older heifers. FULL STORY »

Protein matters

Noah Litherland, dairy youngstock technical specialist with Vita Plus Corp., discusses various protein sources in calf milk replacer; why protein is important to young calves; and how it should be fed. FULL STORY »

The crypto challenge for calves

Cryptosporidiosis is a significant disease challenge that does not respond well to treatment. Veterinarian Max Thornsberry discusses crypto and the best ways to control it. FULL STORY »

Texas A&M on hunt for $4 hutch shade

Researchers from the animal science department at Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have been studying how to improve the comfort and production of dairy cows and calves during sweltering summer months. FULL STORY »

Late calf/dam separation puts calves in bad mood

Separating calves from their dam late gives them an attitude similar to dehorning, according to new research from the University of British Columbia (UBC). FULL STORY »

New developments in electrolyte therapy

Oral electrolytes play an indisputably important role in helping restore scouring and dehydrated calves to health and productivity. FULL STORY »

"The Winter of Our Discontent"?

Shakespeare must have been thinking about caring for beef cattle this past winter when he coined those words. As spring arrives, we can't help but feel some relief just to get past this tough winter weather. FULL STORY »

Recognizing sick calves

Early disease recognition usually leads to better treatment outcomes. Gary Geisler with Purina Animal Nutrition offers sick-calf detection advice. FULL STORY »

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