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Calf Hygiene

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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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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5 Steps to Perfect Cleanliness (Golden Calf for Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

It has been said, cleanliness is next to godliness. Nowhere on a dairy is this saying more true than in the maternity and calf areas. Providing a clean environment for our newborn calves can save us thousands of dollars in future treatments and medical expenses. In our last article, “Are you saving money with hygiene?”…
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Are you saving money with Hygiene? (Golden Calf for Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

In this time of lower milk prices, every penny counts, and many producers have “hunkered down” and decided not to make any large investments this year. In times like these, every producer should focus on efficiencies and find areas where improvements will yield the biggest impact. You won’t find a more important area than newborn…
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