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 »
Optimize heifer growth with proper nutrition
Every month that calving is delayed beyond target goals represents a significant cost per animal because of lost production and fewer days of productive life. FULL STORY »
Dairy Focus: Is the cost of feeding frequency worth it?
Given the waning days of winter, one may conclude that dairy calves are beyond the added nutritional requirements of cold-weather feeding. FULL STORY »
Cold stress happens even after the snow is gone
Calves can experience cold stress at temperatures well above freezing, and therefore will be susceptible to cold stress, even after the snow and ice melts. FULL STORY »