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Proteins are long chains of amino acids put together in a specific sequence to perform a particular function in the body. The amino acid sequence of proteins and the subsequent three-dimensional structure of the protein are incredibly complex and are responsible for all their actions in the body.

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A healthy calving program is an integral part of a strong dairy business. Especially now that milk prices are low, losing calves or missing conceptions will take a toll on your bottom line. Dyecrest Dairy on the Front Range of Colorado has had great success in keeping their registered herd full of replacements. Dairy owner Terry Dye has entrusted the A.I. and calving aspect of the dairy to his daughter, Amanda Dye, for the past 20 years.

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There are few doubts about the value of colostrum, but there are differences in colostrum management that can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of your heifer’s first meal.

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Calf health as reflected in morbidity and mortality is a consistent and major issue facing the dairy farmer. Data from the USDA-NAHMS studies clearly show that dairy calf mortality remains above 8 percent year after year, representing a significant economic impact on the dairy farm economy. In addition, morbidity remains high, which adds to the economic burden through added labor and health supply costs. More than 50 percent of this morbidity is related to neonatal scours.

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In today’s milk price environment, everyone is looking for ways to improve efficiency and reduce expenses.

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