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Calves & Heifers

The future of your herd depends on quality colostrum, milk or replacer feeding and disease control along with proper bedding, sanitation and ventilation.

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First milking colostrum is an important source of nutrients, non-specific immune factors and passively absorbed maternal antibodies (immunoglobulins or Ig), critical to promote growth and to protect the newborn calf against infectious disease in the first weeks and months of life.

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Former dairyman Harold Burton of Mayslick, Kentucky, says running a replacement operation isn’t as easy as it looks, especially his.

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Over time, I have become more appreciative of the influence of those great teachers from whom we have learned professional skills and correct principles.

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In agriculture we are always working with tighter and tighter budgets. One place there seems to be excess money spent is on replacement heifers.

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Fresh cows represent the greatest income potential for dairy operations. But fresh cows can be fragile cows.

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Shortening the dry period to less than 60 days has been promoted during the past few years.

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