No difference whether you feed calves once, twice or thrice

Two recently published university studies examined the effects of feeding preweaned calves their liquid rations up to three times per day. FULL STORY »

Making the switch to automated calf feeding

A Wisconsin family shares their calf-rearing experiences since switching to autofeeders. FULL STORY »

'Waste' milk for calves

It can be an excellent source of nutrition for young calves. But Dr. Robert James, Extension Dairy Scientist at Virginia Tech University, cautions that using waste milk also comes with some strings attached. FULL STORY »

More on intensified calf-feeding programs

Two Michigan State University researchers weigh in on intensified calf feeding. FULL STORY »

Silage season is here

University of Vermont Extension agronomist Daniel Hudson offers tips for a successful corn-silage harvest. FULL STORY »

2014 corn crop: big or really big?

Although it got off to a soggy start, conditions are favorable for the 2014 U.S. corn crop to be the largest ever, according to a pair of University of Illinois economists. FULL STORY »

The post-weaning slump

Why do calves tend to stall out or even lose weight after weaning? University of Kentucky Extension dairy specialist Donna Amaral-Phillips offers advice. FULL STORY »

Rumen Development in the Dairy Calf

Calves are born with undeveloped rumens, yet they will spend the vast majority of their lives as ruminants. Our job is to allow calves to make the transition easily and in a timely manner, so that they grow to be cost-effective forage consumers that are efficient and productive animals. FULL STORY »

Beware of mixing milk replacer with softened water

Mixing milk replacer with softened water can result in dangerously high sodium levels. FULL STORY »

The "Rule of 24" for feeding starter grain

Noah Litherland with Vita Plus Corporation says following the “Rule of 24” will help encourage starter grain intake in young calves. FULL STORY »

Preparing for Corn Silage Harvest

There are so many factors in executing an efficient and profitable corn silage harvest that it pays to get an early start on preparation. FULL STORY »

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