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Newborn Calf Care

Happy Employees Have Great Training: Our Top Tips

Posted by Laura Stensberg

There are labor shortages everywhere we look these days, and the dairy industry is no different. It seems like finding qualified people that fit into your job descriptions are more difficult. This is why it is important to spend time training and retraining your employees. Not only will this help you to one, fill your…
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Best Practices on the Farm: Choosing a Refractometer

Posted by Laura Stensberg

There are many tools of the trade when it comes to taking care of calves. One of those tools that often gets overlooked is the refractometer. This is an essential tool in your toolbox, it gets used every day. There are several different refractometers on the market and they are used in a variety of…
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Is the Collection and Storage of Colostrum Your Missing Link?

Posted by Laura Stensberg

We have talked a lot about the importance of feeding colostrum and the importance of pasteurization, but we haven’t really discussed the importance of how that colostrum is collected and how it is stored. By now, we all know that those first few hours of a calf’s life are the most critical. Being born without…
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5 Tips to Increase Efficiency in the Maternity Area

Posted by Laura Stensberg

The maternity area of your dairy is a vital component of the future of your dairy. Making this area more efficient is critical to the livelihood of the future herd. If your protocols are lacking, then you will see issues in your calves. Here are five tips to maximize the efficiency of the maternity area…
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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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