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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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When the newborn dairy calf is immediately taken from its mother, there is a break of passive immunity that can compromise optimum immune system development.

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The health of replacement animals is an important component of total herd profitability.

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The success of colostrum feeding to calves is built on four critical components:

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Laying the groundwork is an important part of any successful project. For growing young calves, the groundwork involves proper growth and development of the rumen. And no other feedstuff plays a larger role in rumen development than calf starter.

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Healthy, productive, low maintenance cows that breed back quickly are the cows that generate the most return on investment. One key to developing these cows begins before they enter or re-enter the milking herd with proper calving management.

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Today’s milk price environment has everyone looking to reduce expenditures and improve efficiency. We’re constantly challenged to offer suggestions for calf and heifer nutrition programs.

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