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Newborn Calf Problems

How Dirty is the Colostrum You are Feeding?

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Feeding dirty colostrum to your newborn calves can cost you thousands of dollars in future treatments, vet bills, and time dealing with calf problems. So ask yourself this question, is it worth cleaning? And if it is, follow our five steps to the perfect cleanliness. Are Your Colostrum Tools Worth Cleaning? In colostrum feeding, we…
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Keeping Calves Secure – Tips for Minimizing Calf Sickness

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Have you thought of a biosecurity program for your maternity area? If not, now is time to focus on how to keep your calves secure and prevent sickness. Employees, milk haulers, cow haulers, nutritionists, suppliers, vets, and the people who come to pick up newborn calves, none of them, want to intentionally harm your dairy;…
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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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