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 »
How consistent is your calf-feeding program?
When it comes to feeding whole milk or milk replacer, nutrient consistency is vital to calf performance. Here are some key sources of nutrient variation and a few easy solutions. FULL STORY »
Ration tweaks can reduce manure output
Can feeding strategies reduce manure production while maintaining animal performance and health? The answer is "yes" for both growing heifers and lactating cows. FULL STORY »
Calf nutrition: Building block for the future
The amount and quality of colostrum a calf receives within the first hours of life is the single most important management factor affecting the animal's well-being, growth, performance and profitability for the first six months of life and beyond. FULL STORY »
A look at once-a-day calf feeding
Feeding dairy calves once a day in a group-feeding system is very popular in some parts of the world. Here is a look at the advantages, challenges and tips for making it work in group-feeding systems. FULL STORY »
Tips for controlling heifer feed costs
The dual objectives of raising quality dairy replacement heifers and keeping costs as low as possible sometimes can be at odds with one another. University of Wisconsin researcher Pat Hoffman offers tips on how to achieve excellent heifer nutrition while keeping costs in check. FULL STORY »