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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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Snow has blanketed many areas of the country, and temperatures are below freezing. Use these practical tips to make sure your calves are well cared for in the cold.

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A fast time is crucial to winning a race. Newborn calf care is a lot like a race: The faster you get quality colostrum in calves, the sooner they’ll start to build immunity through antibodies known as immunoglobulins.

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The beauty of automatic calf feeders is: They allow you to increase intakes without increasing meal size or labour. However, you can’t simply install the technology and walk away.

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Pre-hydrating calves is not a regular farm management practice; however, it is commonly known among many athletes. An athlete’s main goal is to avoid dehydration during a sporting event because dehydration has been proven to negatively impact performance.

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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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