The 10 Best Ways to Improve Your Calf Management Program - Continued

As we move into 2019, here are 10 calf and heifer articles to help ensure a successful year!
( Farm Journal )

5.) Don’t Be a Heifer Hoarder

 

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Families across the country are sitting around the table, pencil in hand, trying to figure out how to gain some liquidity for their businesses. What if the answer was raising fewer heifers?

 

4.) Abomasal Ulcers in Calves

 

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Careful review of the management, environmental conditions, stress factors and feeding procedures will almost always reveal problem areas that can predispose calves to developing abomasal ulcers.

 

3.) The Double Whammy of Raising Too Many Heifers

 

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The high cost of feeding excess heifers and the low price for them at the sale barn is a double hit to the pocket book.

 

2.) Beware of Salt Poisoning in Dairy Calves

 

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Sometimes the best of intentions can lead to unintended consequences. Such was the case for one Wisconsin dairy that experienced a rash of illness and deaths in its young dairy calves.

 

1.) The True Cost of Raising Milk-Fed Calves

 

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How much is raising milk-fed calves really costing you? This chart helps break it down.

 
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