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Colostrum Feeding

Life Choices on the Dairy: Batch or Individual Meal Pasteurization

Posted by Laura Stensberg

To pasteurize your colostrum or not to pasteurize your colostrum, is the question? That is a great question! While this is an important decision to make and I hope that you do plan on pasteurizing your colostrum, the next real question is when pasteurizing colostrum, is should I do large batch pasteurization (many meals in…
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Neonatal Calf Welfare is Larger than Life as We Know It

Posted by Laura Stensberg

We all know that providing tremendous quality of care to our newborn calves increases the livelihood of our dairy. So let’s take some time to talk about how we can go about giving all newborn calves that same wonderful quality of care. Giving the best start in life is not a one-step and done kind…
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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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Quickly Slash Staph Infections in Half with Colostrum Management

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Staph (staphylococcus) is not easy to get rid of, but when you implement a good colostrum management system, it can easily be conquered. Often, dairyman and dairywomen view colostrum management as an easier way to organize their protocols. And while it certainly does that, the impact of the improved protocols and better colostrum handling is…
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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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