Calves with Sam: Tuning our tools for measuring colostrum quality

Adopt a colostrum management protocol that includes measuring quality. FULL STORY »

Get them started right

Experts at Purina Animal Nutrition evaluate whether calves fed conventional milk diets can “catch up” in the post-weaning phase. FULL STORY »

Alternative protein sources for milk replacer

University of Minnesota researchers evaluated calf performance when they were fed milk replacers containing various combinations of wheat, soy and plasma proteins, compared to all milk. FULL STORY »

Harvesting frost-damaged corn

A late planting season across much of the country means some corn may be finished off prematurely by frost. FULL STORY »

3X feeding may help calves overcome colostrum deprivation

University of Wisconsin researchers found that feeding calves three times a day increased the likelihood that calves with failure of passive transfer of immunity entered the milking string. FULL STORY »

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 »

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