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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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The advent of genomics and recent research on the long-term impact of the pre-weaning phase have helped put calf management in the limelight. And calf facilities have seen major improvements as a result.

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Calf Solutions, in connection with Zinpro, introduces Premolac® PLUS colostrum replacer for dairy calves. With 152.4 grams of immunoglobulins (IgG), this new product is the highest concentration of IgG per gram of powder compared to other USDA-licensed colostrum replacer powder products for aiding in the treatment of failure of passive transfer.

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Your replacement heifers are your next generation of milking cows. Take care of them.

With the intense focus on cow comfort, we all know that milking cows need comfortable barns, adequate space, appropriate nutrition and a watchful, attentive eye to ensure consistency and identify issues before they cause problems.

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Each day, multiple times a day, you carefully calculate the amount of milk replacer and calf starter you feed each calf. But what about after weaning? What if you place the same level of focus on heifers 24 weeks and older?

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You’ve probably heard or read it 100 times or more – cows love consistency.

Numerous research studies and on-farm experiences show dairy cows perform better with day-to-day sameness in their care and routines – the way they are milked, the stalls they lie in, the number of hours they rest and even the number of times they drink water.

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As I look at thousands of calving records every month for dairies ranging in size from 100 to 5,000 cows, one thing that is consistent among almost all of them is the wide range of ages that springing heifers calve.

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