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CALVES & HEIFERS

The future of your herd depends on quality colostrum, sound milk replacer or pasteurized waste milk along with proper bedding and ventilation.

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As animal welfare issues continue to become more prominent, automatic comfort brushes for calves are becoming a necessary tool for farmers to improve calf comfort and well-being. However, did you know calf brushes aren’t just for comfort?

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Dairy managers and consultants focus on feeding and managing the lactating and dry dairy herd. This is logical since mistakes become readily apparent in substantial lost income, increased expenses or poor use of resources.

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The crude protein (CP) concentrations and sources used in calf starters and growers are frequently questioned and debated today.

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Puberty in dairy heifers can be defined as a measurable increase in blood progesterone with the presence of a corpus luteum (CL) on an ovary, and heifers begin actively cycling.

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You’ve probably heard or read it 100 times or more – cows love consistency.

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Cold temperatures are here and winter is quickly approaching. As temperatures drop, calf barns are closed up and the ventilation rates are turned down. As an industry we do this reflexively, but is it what’s best for the calves?

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