Calf Nutrition

Beware of Salt Poisoning in Dairy Calves

9/10/2018

The health and productivity of young calves can be affected by a wide range of metabolic and pathogenic conditions. Among the maladies that can profoundly affect calves’ health is their intake and balance of sodium. ( Maureen Hanson )

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4 Tips to Jump-Start Your Winter Calf Feeding Program

4 Tips to Jump-Start Your Winter Calf Feeding Program

10/11/2017

We might not want to admit it, but winter will be here before we know it. And for most of the country, this means plunging temperatures, bringing cold stress and increased maintenance needs for young calves.

Tags: Calf Nutrition, Winter Feeding Strategies

Time to Think Beyond Protein to Amino Acid Balancing

Time to Think Beyond Protein to Amino Acid Balancing

9/6/2017

Amino acids are the building blocks that make up protein, and the actual nutrients that calves require. However, dairy calf nutrition is behind the curve with respect to embracing precise diet formulation by balancing for these key nutrients.

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Optimize Starter Ration Management for a More Successful Calf Program

Optimize Starter Ration Management for a More Successful Calf Program

8/22/2017

The most successful calf programs begin with this end objective in mind: healthy, productive animals ready to enter the milking string in a timely fashion.

Tags: Calf Nutrition, Management Tips

Do Your Calves Reach Their Full Potential?

Do Your Calves Reach Their Full Potential?

5/25/2017

Raising a calf to become a high-producing cow is critical to a herd’s future. In the last decade, Univeristies and Industries have researched the connection between calf nutrition and lactation performance. This will help dairy producers in their quest to develop more productive animals.

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Tips for Calf Feeding

Tips for Calf Feeding

5/24/2017

During a recent Calf and Heifer VIP event, calf experts offered advice on calf feeding.

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Give Calf Starter Routines a Spring Tune-Up

Give Calf Starter Routines a Spring Tune-Up

5/23/2017

Is your calf starter routine designed to help calves reach their full potential? Are you setting calves up to become high producing cows? Or is there room for improvement?

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