The health and productivity of young calves can be affected by a wide range of metabolic and pathogenic conditions. Among the maladies that can profoundly affect calves’ health is their intake and balance of sodium.
Dairy calf research in the preweaned phase has been plentiful in the past few decades. However, there is now much to be learned in the relatively unchartered nutritional territory of the post-weaning phase.
Dairy economics, policy, robotic milking, performance benchmarking, heifer development, genomic selection and more are on the agenda for a broad range of educational seminars at the 2018 World Dairy Expo.