Make your heifers productive citizens

It costs a lot to raise a replacement heifer these days. Here are some tips toward maximizing that investment. FULL STORY »

Ag lender survey provides glimpse at future lending conditions

Find out how agricultural lenders responded to a recent survey conducted by Kansas State University. FULL STORY »

Managing risk the first week after weaning

The transition off of a milk-based diet can set calves back and leave them vulnerable to weight loss and clinical disease. New York calf and heifer specialist Sam Leadley provides advice for easing calves successfully through this transition. FULL STORY »

Tips to prepare calves for winter

Old Man Winter is knocking on our door, and Ann Hoskins, calf and heifer specialist for Vita Plus Corporation, offers advice on preparing calves for his arrival. FULL STORY »

Views on cow-calf separation

The consuming public has many questions about why specific farm practices are performed. Researcher Heather Dann with the W.H. Miner Institute in New York addresses the question of why dairy calves are separated from their dams so quickly on most farms. FULL STORY »

Can calves be taught to urinate in a specific place?

Is it possible for calves to be trained like cats to urinate in a specific location? A team of Canadian researchers conducted a study to find out. FULL STORY »

AI success with timed breeding versus detected heat

Researchers in Alberta compared the outcome of using sexed semen in heifers inseminated upon detected heat, versus those enrolled in a timed AI program. FULL STORY »

On-farm colostrum measurement tools evaluated

A study at the University of Calgary evaluated the accuracy of both the colostrometer and the Brix refractometer for measuring colostrum quality on the farm. FULL STORY »

Decision tools you can use

Cornell University provides a comprehensive menu of decision tools on a wide variety of dairy management subjects, including dairy replacement evaluation tools. FULL STORY »

Build better heifer breeding criteria

How do you measure success in the heifer-breeding pen? It’s a widely debated topic. University of Wisconsin Dairy Extension Specialist Pat Hoffman weighs in with a new set of criteria. FULL STORY »

Fly control fundamentals

Controlling flies is a critical element in preventing mastitis infections in heifers. University of Georgia researcher Steve Nickerson discusses the importance of fly control and offers management advice in a new technical white paper. FULL STORY »

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