Aim for pain-free and stress-free procedures

It is important to perform procedures like dehorning, tattooing and castrating humanely. These procedures are necessary components of dairy calf and heifer rearing, but there are methods that can be employed to make these tasks as pain-free and stress-free as possible. FULL STORY »

'We Care for Calves' Facebook page launched

Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products has announced the creation of its "We Care for Calves" Facebook page, a resource for everything from information on the latest calf feed technologies to a forum to share and connect with fellow calf raisers and dairy producers. FULL STORY »

Treat downers with care

Caring properly for non-ambulatory animals is vital for both animal welfare and consumer confidence. Read advice on the subject from The Beef Checkoff and the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. FULL STORY »

PDPW Webinar: What does 2012 look like for dairy?

Where are dairy prices headed next? What factors will impact the marketplace in the next 12 months? The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin will address these questions and more with a Webinar on Nov. 28, from noon-1 p.m. CST. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 21. FULL STORY »

Dairy heat stress road show planned

A consortium of universities and the USDA are collaborating to present a dairy heat stress road show to provide heat-stress management strategies. The first two events will be held Dec. 6 in Okeechobee, Fla., and Dec. 8 in Camuy, Puerto Rico. FULL STORY »

New edition of Johne’s disease handbooks available

The recently updated handbooks, “Handbook for Veterinarians and Dairy Producers” and “How to do Risk Assessments and Develop Management Plans for Johne’s Disease” are now available for dairy farmers and their veterinarians who are serious about addressing Johne’s disease and stopping the financial drain of this devastating disease. FULL STORY »

Animal care and handling seminar scheduled for Nov. 22

Feedlot owners, dairy producers and their employees are invited to an Animal Care and Handling Seminar for beef and dairy on Nov. 22 at Tri-State Livestock Auction in Sioux Center. Featured presenter is Sandhills Cattle Consultants Inc. president Kip Lukasiewicz, who will discuss and demonstrate low-stress cattle handling techniques. FULL STORY »

Workshop on calf barn ventilation slated

The Dairyland Initiative will host a workshop on Nov. 16 on designing supplemental positive pressure ventilation systems to improve air hygiene in calf barns. FULL STORY »

Colostrum — an opportunity to add value

Colostrum intake not only impacts calf health, but it also is an opportunity to add value to dairy beef. FULL STORY »

DCHA October Webinar: The Forgotten Age

You know heifers are your future - but do you care for them that way, every day, from birth to calving? Heifer Health at a Forgotten Age is the topic for DCHA's October Webinar, brought to you by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. FULL STORY »

Dairy Calf and Heifer Webinar - Sept. 14

Robert Corbett, a veterinarian with Dairy Health Consultation, will present "Achieving Maximum Growth Potential of Replacement Heifers through Management and Nutrition." FULL STORY »

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