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How to Take Care of Calf Colostrum. Your Guide to Storing and Pasteurizing Your Most Valuable Asset.

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Colostrum is the most valuable asset on your dairy. Knowing how to properly pasteurize and store colostrum is an essential requirement for any dairy. Here is how to do it right. Pasteurizing Colostrum Heat treating colostrum, often called pasteurizing, can be done – but not the same way you pasteurize whole milk for older calves.…
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5 Great Tips to Create the Perfect Maternity Area

Posted by Laura Stensberg

At a Glance – Proper calf care immediately after birth is critical not only to raising healthy replacement heifers but also can help prevent calf health issues. Take these steps to maximize efficiency and ensure your calves receive the best care possible. Perhaps you are sitting at your desk evaluating the past few years and thinking…
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3 Tips to Energize Your Calf Maternity Employees Now

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Having bored or dispassionate employees can kill a business. Yet, how can you quickly energize your calf maternity employees? Sometimes it is as simple as giving them the tools to do their job right. 1. Feel Successful with Clear and Consistent Calf Maternity Protocols Start by making your Calf Maternity employees feel successful. This is…
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Managing your calf-care employees (Golden Calf for Progressive Dairyman)

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Imagine an employee wearing gloves in a clean dry pen skillfully administering high-quality colostrum to a calf born just minutes ago. The calf’s navel has already been dipped, the calf dried, and all information recorded in the logs. Dream? No, just good employee management. You know that if every calf in your herd received treatment like that, your herd would consist of healthy, high-producing cows.…
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