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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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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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Can you imagine running a marathon without proper training? The 26-mile trek from start gate to finish line would be challenging without proper conditioning, diet and preparation. Now, think of the 305-day lactation dairy cow’s experience.

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