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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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Many people know the length of the daily photoperiod signals chickens and other birds to start or stop laying eggs. People are surprised to learn that photoperiod length causes sheep and horses to begin or end their reproductive cycles, and they are even more surprised to learn that photoperiod has profound effects on cattle, too.

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Establishing a healthy gut microbiome from the beginning of a calf’s life can have a lasting impact on her success. A properly developed gut can help improve lifetime feed efficiency and support overall calf health.

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Scours is responsible for 56.5% of mortality among pre-weaned dairy calves, making it the leading cause of calf death and sickness. How can you make sure your calves’ health, growth and productivity are not affected? Let’s look at some of the ways you can better manage calves to reduce the risk of exposure and illness.

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Your total cost to raise calves is an important metric, but it’s especially important when profit margins are tight.

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Cold stress occurs when an animal expends energy to stay warm. Newborn calves are most susceptible to cold stress due to their low body fat and ratio of high surface area to body mass.

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Have you ever wondered why calves don’t grow as well in the winter as they do at other times of the year?

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