Calf Nutrition (wet calves)
Calf growth unaffected by milk replacer fat sources (
Different fat sources in milk replacer do not hurt pre- and post-weaning growth rates, according to ...
Calves need more calories (
“The more we learn about calves’ nutrient requirements, the more we confirm that we don&...
Change calves’ water frequently (
Research published in the spring edition of the bovine practitioner shows just how important it is t...
Does laminitis start at weaning? (
How you feed heifers at weaning may set them up for future lameness problems, according to prelimina...
Don’t add extra molasses to starter (
Feed calves’ immune systems (
A 92-pound calf — born with about 3.5 to 4.1 pounds of body fat — uses about 0.6 to 1.8 ...
Feed more milk to reduce bawling (
By simply feeding more milk to young calves, you can minimize the bawling that takes place after rem...
Free-choice milk options studied (
Milk fed to calves in an ad libitum feeding program can spoil quickly in warm weather. However, new research show...
Hay may be OK for young calves (
Feeding baled hay to pre-weaned calves is often avoided for fear it will hurt rumen development. How...
Liquid egg in milk replacer holds promise (
Because of fluctuating prices for whey and other milk proteins, researchers are looking for a more c...
Milk proteins still the “gold standard” in milk replacer (
Can you feed a milk replacer that contains soy protein concentrate without depressing calf growth? ...
Processed corn influences calf performance (
What type of processed corn is best to include in calf starter? The answer is not clear-cut,
Study examines step-down milk feeding (
A South Korean study reported in the February Journal of Dairy Science
Wean calves naturally (
Everyone knows when you wean calves they bawl — a lot.
Yeast culture helps calf growth (10/11/2004)
The addition of yeast culture to calf starter may help improve calf growth, according to research fr
Abrupt weaning hurts growth (
Going “cold turkey” at weaning is stressful on all calves. But it may be particularly ha...
No increase in diarrhea either (
The Korean study, reported in the February Journal of Dairy Science, also dispels the popular myth that calves fed a greater amount of milk experience more diarrhea.
Study examines non-milk proteins (
The price of milk replacer has gone up recently and that may have you looking at milk replacers with alternative protein sources.
Keep molasses levels in check (
Too much molasses in calf starter can interfere with growth rates and feed efficiency.
Study compares forms of calf starter (5/14/2007)
Calves do better on texturized starter than pelleted starter — even when it was supplemented with intake-enhancing ingredients.
Physical form of starter affects intake (
A new study shows calves prefer texturized starter, but their feed efficiency may be better on a pelleted diet.
Once-a-day feeding revisited (
Once-a-day milk or milk replacer feeding is not a new concept, but it is not widely adopted.
More on milk-feeding frequency (
Last month, we told you how researchers at
Step-down feeding follow-up (
New research shows a step-wise reduction in milk intake may facilitate rumen development.