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Slideshow: MGD Farms’ calf barn

Published on 27 December 2018

In 2015, MGD Farms in Union Grove, Wisconsin, added onto their calf barn to accommodate their growing herd. The 500-cow dairy is co-owned and managed by cousins Myron Daniels and Dave Daniels with help from their now semi-retired partner, Gene Weis.

Myron designed the new calf facility to include automatic calf feeders, no runoff and a ventilation system that enables them to keep calf pneumonia rates at 2 percent and average daily gain (ADG) over 2.5 pounds.

Learn MGD Farms’ calf barn stats in this article. Learn more about the calf program in the slideshow below. Photos by Jenna Hurty-Person.