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Colostrum Feeding

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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