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Colostrum for Calves: Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Laura Stensberg

When you have a good colostrum management system, which means feeding plenty of high quality, clean colostrum to calves soon after birth and executing these steps correctly is essential for healthy calves and a healthy, productive herd. So, there are a few key things to keep in mind in regards to colostrum for calves.  Every…
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Three ways to prevent newborn calf problems

Posted by Laura Stensberg

A couple of weeks ago, I trained employees at a mid-size dairy farm. The place was well-run and the calf feeder had full support and trust of the farm owner. The guy liked his calves and cared about doing a good job. What surprised me about the farm was the lack of immediate hygiene, which…
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Why do calves get scours?

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Scours in calves are one of the most searched items on Google when it comes to calf care. A sick calf is a sad sight and bout of sours will scar the calf for life, limiting its potential as a healthy replacer in the herd. Ods are, you will probably be spending lots of money…
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Dos and Don’ts of Colostrum (Golden Calf Company for Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by CalfCare

Dos and Don’ts of Colostrum By Andy Beckel, President and owner of Golden Calf Company, andy@goldencalfcompany.com At a glance: Good colostrum management means feeding plenty of high quality, clean colostrum to calves soon after birth. Executing these steps correctly is essential for healthy calves and a healthy, productive herd.  Every day we make hundreds of…
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5 steps to increase calf care efficiency in the maternity area (Golden Calf for Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by CalfCare

At a Glance – Proper calf care immediately after birth is critical to raising healthy replacement heifers. Take these five steps to maximize efficiency and ensure your calves receive the best care possible. Perhaps you are sitting at your desk evaluating last year and thinking about the future. This past year has not been the most…
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