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Sick Calves Got You Down? Calf Sickness and Prevention

Posted by Laura Stensberg

There comes a time in every dairy farmer’s life, that calves seem to be getting sick with no explanation. You think you are doing everything correctly, but your calves are getting sick at an alarming rate. It is one of your worst nightmares. The calves that get sick are already a week or two old…
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Zero to Hero Dairy Farming at its Best Using Goals

Posted by Laura Stensberg

This year has brought so many of us hardships, not only personally but professionally. Many of our fellow farmers have been struggling or even had to make the awful decision to let go of their family’s legacy. With the new year around the corner, we need to start planning goals for the future livelihood of…
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Trim the Fat! Building a Lean Dairy is Great

Posted by Laura Stensberg

No, I am not talking about weight loss! I am referring to making your dairy operation more profitable by using the Lean Principles and eliminating the waste. The waste in time, resources, and idle employees to better serve our calves. Where Does This Idea Come From? The lean idea is not a new concept. This…
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How to Take Care of Calf Colostrum. Your Guide to Storing and Pasteurizing Your Most Valuable Asset.

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Colostrum is the most valuable asset on your dairy. Knowing how to properly pasteurize and store colostrum is an essential requirement for any dairy. Here is how to do it right. Pasteurizing Colostrum Heat treating colostrum, often called pasteurizing, can be done – but not the same way you pasteurize whole milk for older calves.…
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Brr… It’s Getting Chilly Out There, it is Time to address Cold Stress and How to Prevent it

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Fall is in full swing with it we usher in the cold weather and calf jackets. Chances are that when you woke up this morning, you checked the weather. You probably checked the weather before you went outside this morning to see if you needed to put on a coat.  Does this make you think…
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