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Newborn Calf Care

Revolution: Test Colostrum in the pipeline

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Test colostrum right in your pipeline. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Here at Golden Calf Company, we have been busy figuring out ways to make your job in the maternity ward faster, simpler, more streamlined. This way you can make sure every calf born feels like your only calf born that day. Over the…
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Lost Potential: Are Your Calves at Risk?

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Spring is a sign of new beginnings. This is true everywhere, including the dairy farm. My favorite part of spring is not only the warmer temperatures, green grass, flowers blooming, seeing all the new baby animals being born. However, bright this new beginning is, there are times when it gets gloomy and those sweet babies…
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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Why is Colostrum Management So Important?

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Like most things in life, we just do what we have always done without question and many times without knowing why we do it. We just have grown up with our parents doing it one way and now we do it the same way as well. This is also the case with life on the…
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More Farm Choices: Is the Second Feeding of Colostrum Needed?

Posted by Laura Stensberg

By now, we all know how important colostrum is to the neonatal calf. But, now we face the question, how many feedings are enough? Is it just a one-and-done kind of thing or is there more to it? This is a relatively new topic of research and much still needs to be learned. Before we…
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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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