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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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The decision to feed whole milk or milk replacer to newborn calves continues to be a controversial topic among producers.

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The use of plants in human medicine has a long, rich history. With increasing demand for maximized animal production outputs per consumable resource, the use of plant compounds in animal feed can complement good management practices to optimize health and feed efficiency.

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Salmonella is a potential concern on many dairy operations. It’s important for all dairy producers to understand and manage this devastating disease – not only to protect herd health but also to prevent potential impact on food safety for consumers.

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Automatic calf feeders allow farms to set customized nutrition plans to match their farms’ goals to optimize health and growth of preweaned calves.

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Heat stress is a crucial concern when it comes to lactating dairy cattle, both from a welfare and economic standpoint on our dairy farms. Much research has been conducted to elucidate the effects of heat stress on lactating cows and to develop effective heat abatement strategies.

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How do you know if your calf-raising program is producing high-quality, healthy calves that are set up to meet their genetic potential for milk production in the future? Maybe you look at the percent of preweaning calves that die or that get treated for scours or pneumonia.

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