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Colostrum Management System

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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Zero to Hero Dairy Farming at its Best Using Goals

Posted by Laura Stensberg

This year has brought so many of us hardships, not only personally but professionally. Many of our fellow farmers have been struggling or even had to make the awful decision to let go of their family’s legacy. With the new year around the corner, we need to start planning goals for the future livelihood of…
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Trim the Fat! Building a Lean Dairy is Great

Posted by Laura Stensberg

No, I am not talking about weight loss! I am referring to making your dairy operation more profitable by using the Lean Principles and eliminating the waste. The waste in time, resources, and idle employees to better serve our calves. Where Does This Idea Come From? The lean idea is not a new concept. This…
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