It’s all about the details

Purina Animal Nutrition offers advice on the finer points of calf feeding. FULL STORY »

New spreadsheet tracks heifer growth

Tracking the true progress of heifer growth in an individual herd is now possible with a new spreadsheet developed at Penn State University. FULL STORY »

Enhancing calf immunity through nutrition

Texas Tech University researcher Michael Ballou investigates whether feeding young calves more, and/or providing them with nutritional supplements, can help them resist gastro-intestinal disease in early life and beyond. FULL STORY »

Now for a return on your investment… or not

Ohio veterinarian Mel Wenger emphasizes the importance of fine-tuning the care of older heifers to ensure their successful entry into the milking herd. FULL STORY »

Maximize your colostrum feeding program

The newborn calf's immune system is underdeveloped, so it depends on colostrum to supply critical "passive immunity" to ward off illness and infection, plus other colostral factors necessary to enhance calf health, growth and performance. FULL STORY »

Feeding calves: It takes more than just milk

When thinking of calves and what it takes to grow them properly the main component of their diet is milk or milk replacer. However, it’s important to think about the other components of their diets as well. FULL STORY »

When it comes to calf feeding, understanding consumption is key

Getting every calf to take off eating starter grain can be a challenging process. Purina Animal Nutrition outlines the basics of consumption. FULL STORY »

Heifers prefer supplemental long straw in limit-feeding programs

Feeding heifers nutrient-dense rations in limited quantities is growing in popularity. Researchers at the University of Guelph recently published a study in the Journal of Dairy Science that evaluated forage supplements to complement these feeding programs. FULL STORY »

Avoid these 10 heifer-feeding mistakes

Coping with high feed costs is not just a challenge in the lactating herd, but in the heifer pen as well. FULL STORY »

What's in the milk?

Researcher Sarah Morrison at the W.H. Miner Institute near Chazy, NY, discusses the energy and protein requirements of young calves. FULL STORY »

What are the best buys in current feedstuffs?

Ohio State University Extension Dairy Management Specialist Normand St-Pierre provides a comprehensive snapshot of current dairy nutrient unit costs and feedstuff prices. FULL STORY »

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