Calves

Winter Calf Feeding and Management

12/11/2020

As the temperature drops we all change our habits to regulate body temperature. We put on a thicker jacket and a stocking cap, the growing heifers grow more hair, and the lactating cows get the curtains in their barns lowered. But small calves cannot thermoregulate well, and we need to adjust management to help them remain productive during the winter.

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5 Tips to Help Calves Beat Summer Heat

5 Tips to Help Calves Beat Summer Heat

6/29/2017

As temperatures rise, watch calves closely for early signs of dehydration. By providing calves with a proper environment and good management, dairy producers can help reduce harm to their calves resulting from heat stress.

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Group Housing Systems for Calves

Group Housing Systems for Calves

6/15/2017

Group Housing Systems for Calves by Dr. Bob James from Virginia Tech reviewed trends in the industry with management and feeding systems of calves housed in groups prior to weaning.

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