The latest on heat-treating colostrum
Researchers at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine have proven that colostrum can be heat-treated with successful outcomes in a university research setting, but can the practice be applied with equal success on commercial dairy farms? That question was addressed in the team’s most recently published work in the Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »
Feed delivery methods studied
Well-balanced rations are important for heifer growth and development. But a group of Purdue University researchers conclude that how the nutrients are delivered also can influence dry-matter intake, weight gain and feed efficiency. FULL STORY »
Preparation key to skip weaning slump
New research is showing there are steps that dairy producers can take to better prepare their calves and possibly even skip the post-weaning growth slump altogether. FULL STORY »
Promote calf starter intake
Calf starter supplements the energy and protein provided by milk replacer and supports rumen development. Here are some insights on calf starter intake and growth standards. FULL STORY »
What drives calf growth?
Calf management expert Jim Quigley, PhD, reviews a recently published academic paper on the intricacies of calf growth, and the nutritional factors that affect the process. FULL STORY »
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