Pasteurization pays for these calf-raisers
Lower input cost, better health and more live calves underlie this management trend.
Is pasteurizing calf milk right for you?
Use this list of the most commonly asked questions and their answers to help you decide.
Simplified process for washing calf bottles
Try this idea to wash several calf bottles at the same time.
Only dip navels with tincture of iodine
Don’t take short cuts by using an teat dip containing iodine. You won’t get the same results.
Protect that newborn
It only takes a little manure ingested by a newborn to lead to illness — and sometimes death.
Don’t let heifer mastitis go untreated
The abnormally wet spring here in south Georgia was a blessing and a curse.
New calf care and biosecurity guides
These booklets are available in Spanish and English.
Track your scours rate
Use these three strategies to keep your calves’ scours rate in line.
Clothespins indicate treatments
Colored clothespins help employees keep track of which calves have received which treatments.
Lackadaisical ear-tagging signals problem
Contract-heifer-grower Lynn Neer has seen it over and over again — when ear tags weren’t applied properly at the farm of origin, it may mean that he has a problem animal on his hands.
Neonatal calf diarrhea
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Calves vs. scours and pneumonia: The survival challenge
It's little wonder that dairy calves get sick. The real surprise, according to
How to prevent calf scours
Use these ideas to help keep calf immunity high and disease challenge low.
How to prevent pneumonia
Use these nine ideas to help reduce the incidence of pneumonia on your dairy.
Get the lowdown on scours
To gain control of major outbreaks, you need to know the culprits that cause problems on your dairy.
Is your colostrum a health serum or bacterial soup?
While no one would knowingly seed their newborn calves' digestive systems with bacteria, that's exactly what can happen with incorrect colostrum handling.
Pre-treating heifers pays
Research shows that treating heifers before they freshen can help reduce mastitis incidence in some cases.
Step up lepto vaccines
New research shows that heifers can become carriers of leptospirosis before they reach eight months of age.