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It’s the Most Exciting Time of the Year-It’s Fair Time and time to Show Your Dairy Calf

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Now that it is summer, everyone is busy getting ready for fair season. Fair season is an amazing time of the summer. I look forward to all the tasty treats and my kids look forward to all the rides and games. As a kid, my 4H and FFA friends would be getting their animals ready…
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Temperatures are Rising, Don’t Let Heat Stress Get You Down

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Summer is here and so is the heat! It is my favorite time of the year. The sunshine and warmth are wonderful and feel great after a long cold winter and a chilly, wet spring. Summer brings us a new set of challenges on the farm……keeping our animals cool with the heat and humidity. Calves…
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Hate Tube Feeding Your Calves? Make it Less Stressful

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Tube feeding a calf can be a daunting and scary practice, especially if you don’t have proper technique. It can be intimidating for employees and harmful to a calf if not done properly. Maybe that is why some farmers and their employees shy away from it, however, if you take the time to properly train…
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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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