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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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Old Man Winter has returned, bringing with him cold, snow, dampness and fluctuating temperatures.

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Maximizing the economic return of your calf program depends on the ability to provide the right nutrients and environment based on your calves’ biological needs for growth.

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Cow-calf separation is embedded into the rhythm of life on most dairy farms, so much so that many people in the industry may not have thought much about why it’s done, or more pointedly, questioned whether it should be done.

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One idea typically leads to another. That is precisely what happened with automatic calf feeding.

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Hot weather and flies tend to go hand-in-hand, but there are measures you can take to limit fly populations in the summer months.

Pre-weaned calves are especially susceptible to the detrimental effects of flies because they often live in confined spaces and cannot escape a fly-infested environment.

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