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5 Great Tips to Create the Perfect Maternity Area

Posted by Laura Stensberg

At a Glance – Proper calf care immediately after birth is critical not only to raising healthy replacement heifers but also can help prevent calf health issues. Take these steps to maximize efficiency and ensure your calves receive the best care possible. Perhaps you are sitting at your desk evaluating the past few years and thinking…
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How Dirty is the Colostrum You are Feeding?

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Feeding dirty colostrum to your newborn calves can cost you thousands of dollars in future treatments, vet bills, and time dealing with calf problems. So ask yourself this question, is it worth cleaning? And if it is, follow our five steps to the perfect cleanliness. Are Your Colostrum Tools Worth Cleaning? In colostrum feeding, we…
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3 Tips to Energize Your Calf Maternity Employees Now

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Having bored or dispassionate employees can kill a business. Yet, how can you quickly energize your calf maternity employees? Sometimes it is as simple as giving them the tools to do their job right. 1. Feel Successful with Clear and Consistent Calf Maternity Protocols Start by making your Calf Maternity employees feel successful. This is…
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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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