Feeding Strategies for Winter Weather

Nobis Agri Science Newsletter

It is that time of the year again when temperatures are beginning to drop. This is when your calves will require a lot more energy. Once the temperature reaches below the lower critical temperature of 32°F for month-old calves, the energy they consume is used for maintenance, making less available for growth and immune function.  So how can you deliver additional nutrients for calves in cold weather?

  • Feed more fat.
  • Feed more milk or milk replacer.
  • Feed more starter or get calves started sooner.
  • Use warm water.

If you are looking for more information regarding your calf development program or heifer management program during the cold weather months, please consult with your Nobis Agri Nutritionist.

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