Winter feeding – don’t just add fat!

Calves need extra nutrients to withstand cold temperatures. But the experts at Grober Animal Nutrition say it’s not as easy as simply adding a little more fat to their rations. FULL STORY »

Avoid heifer growth bottlenecks

Heifers go through many growth stages on their path to maturity. Most dairy producers and heifer raisers do a good job of managing heifers throughout most of these stages, but a variety of bottlenecks can limit heifer potential and hamper management excellence. FULL STORY »

Aflatoxin warning for dairy calves

Aflatoxin isn’t just a major concern in lactating cows. The toxin can deliver a huge blow to a calf as it damages the liver and subsequently the young animal’s immune system. FULL STORY »

Interested in feeding group-housed calves?

Then you don't want to miss next week's DAIReXNET webinar on feeding systems for dairy calves in a group-housed setting. FULL STORY »

DairyCents now available for Android

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s mobile app, DairyCents, is now available for download on Android devices. It can be used to calculate income over feed cost and make feed-price comparisons. FULL STORY »

Feedipedia for worldwide livestock feeds

Feedipedia is an open-access information system on animal feed resources that provides information on nature, occurrence, chemical composition, nutritional value and safe use of nearly 1,400 worldwide livestock feeds. FULL STORY »

Get back to the basics of forage analysis

Here's some help for understanding the “what’s and why’s” of basic wet chemistry analysis. FULL STORY »

Keep your calves growing and healthy this winter

There are two main things that should be addressed when preventing cold stress in dairy calves: nutrition and housing. FULL STORY »

Pistachio shells: A hidden danger

Pistachio hulls contaminated with pistachio shells resulted in the death of dairy cows and heifers on three California dairies last month. It's a sober reminder to be vigilant about what is going into your dairy diets. FULL STORY »

How much milk will calves drink?

If left to their own devices, calves will consume a whole lot of milk or milk replacer. Just how much? New York calf and heifer specialist Dr. Sam Leadley investigates. FULL STORY »

Calves need water as much as other nutrients

Without adequate, free-choice water, calves are at risk of altered metabolic function, decreased starter intake and lower weight gain. The Ontario Veal Association provides details and guidelines on the importance of water in calf diets. FULL STORY »

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