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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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In today’s dairy industry, calves are raised under a wide variety of environmental conditions. These conditions range from calves being raised outside under a wide range of weather and temperature conditions, to moderate confinement with open-sided exposure, to calves raised in total confinement.

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When designing a bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) control plan, vaccination for prevention of birth of persistently infected (PI) calves should be a primary target.

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Raising calves during colder weather presents a number of challenges that require increased attention to your calf care program.

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If you had 9,000 calves to feed each day, how would you do it? With an operation that size you have to have a good system that is efficient and exact. Jon Mortensen of Fullmer & Mortensen Cattle company, a custom calf-raising operation in Melba, Idaho, devised a system that is the only such facility he knows of to date.

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This summer’s American Dairy Science Association meetings again proved to be a great place to hear the latest discoveries and research in dairy health, nutrition, and housing. The meetings included over 2,000 paper and poster presentations by an international network of academics and researchers.

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When milk prices are low and feed costs are high, it’s not surprising that most dairy producers’ day-to-day priorities focus on management areas that directly impact short-term cash flow.

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