Heat abatement for dairy calves

Include these heat stress abatement strategies into your calf management routine. FULL STORY »

Tube ventilation

Positive-pressure tube ventilation is becoming extremely popular in Wisconsin and other regions of the country that experience cold weather. University of Wisconsin experts, and some producers using tube ventilation, share their thoughts and experiences. FULL STORY »

Pamper prepartum cows

An increasing amount of data suggest that dry cow management affects the growth of the developing calf, and even its ability to grow and produce later in life. FULL STORY »

DCHA Tip of the Week: Healthy start - Heifer development

The growth rate for Holstein calves should be monitored as early as 24 hours after birth. FULL STORY »

Hot weather calf housing alert

Pay extra attention to calf housing during warm weather conditions. FULL STORY »

Grain prices on the rise

What does this mean for dairy calf and heifer growers? FULL STORY »

A stitch in time saves nine

Profitability of a dairy calf and heifer enterprise rests, in part, on key processes being done correctly on a consistent basis. Finding deviations in protocols when they are small is more profitable than waiting until serious problems surface. FULL STORY »

Is your colostrum management in a rut?

Don’t let routine practices and traditional concepts compromise your colostrum management. FULL STORY »

Barn fire prevention tips

Use these prevention and preparedness strategies to minimize the potential for fire on your farm. FULL STORY »

Calving toolkits improve accountability

Dairy Dreams LLC, of Casco, Wis., provides a locked toolbox to each calving manager that contains all of the basic tools needed to safely deliver calves and evaluate colostrum quality. The dairy’s co-owner says the practice has improved sanitation, reduced waste and raised personal accountability on the dairy. FULL STORY »

An untapped workforce option

The challenge of finding qualified workers could be lessened by pursuing a unique visa option that is part of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Read the advice offered by a labor consultant who spoke at the 2012 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference. FULL STORY »

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