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Keeping Calves Secure – Tips for Minimizing Calf Sickness

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Have you thought of a biosecurity program for your maternity area? If not, now is time to focus on how to keep your calves secure and prevent sickness. Employees, milk haulers, cow haulers, nutritionists, suppliers, vets, and the people who come to pick up newborn calves, none of them, want to intentionally harm your dairy;…
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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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