Calves and heifers are the future of every dairy operation and getting them off to a healthy start sets up a lifetime of improved performance. Focusing a calf program on aggressive growth while reducing the damaging effects of scours and pneumonia will present opportunities for earlier breeding and calving. This can pay dividends in heifers that are ready to enter the milking herd and become high-producing cows.
Use this risk-assessment tool to evaluate your maternity pen, unweaned calves, weaned heifers and heifer reproduction to identify areas for improvement.
Download the risk-assessment tool here.