Sept. 20 2019
It’s been said many times before, but we’ll say it again. No matter the operation, a healthy start at birth for a calf will continuously prepare it to be an efficient, profitable cow
Sept. 9 2019
The navel cord provides a lifeline between the dam and its calf during gestation
Aug. 5 2019
In the last several decades, cow cooling, particularly in the lactating pens, has become common on many farms. When hot comes to humid and milk production drops, it’s not hard to justify heat abatement...
July 19 2019
We see it all the time. The constant reminders to not only provide our cows with water, but quality water from a clean trough, bucket, and so forth
July 15 2019
A calf does not necessarily die from diarrhea, but from the impact that diarrhea has on the body
July 1 2019
Quality calf care is a must, but in reality, a calf’s needs are fairly simple
June 25 2019
If there’s anything dairy farmers are very good at, it’s routine. It is our job to do the same job 365 days a year
April 22 2019
“A calf is a ball at the top of a hill. Depending how you manage that calf, how you feed that calf and what happens to that calf, will affect its future direction,” said Michael Steele from...
Feb. 25 2019
After raising calves in hutches outside for years, the Roden family decided to look into new calf housing options to accompany the growth of their dairy herd
Dec. 10 2018
Four quarts of clean, high quality colostrum (greater than 50 grams per liter [g/L] of immunoglobulins or IgG) — within six hours of birth — has long been the recommendation for successful...
Nov. 26 2018
We hear a lot about milk or milk replacer feeding for calves, but Pennsylvania State University’s Jud Heinrichs emphasized the importance of feeding calf starter in a recent presentation
Nov. 26 2018
It’s getting colder outside and with that change comes temperature challenges for young calves
Nov. 19 2018
Not all types of salmonella behave the same. That was one of the main points made by Donald Sockett, D.V.M., during his presentation at the Calf Care Connection workshop hosted by the Professional Dairy...
Oct. 22 2018
Young calves are some of the most susceptible members of the dairy farm
Oct. 15 2018
For generations, farmers have fed calves whole milk. In fact, with the growing popularity of on-farm pasteurizers, some farms have returned to feeding milk for its nutritional benefits after utilizing...
Sept. 24 2018
In calves that consume a 20-20 milk replacer, starter intake is critical
Aug. 20 2018
“Consistency, consistency, consistency,” said the animated Lane Sollenberger to those attending the First International Conference of Calf and Heifer held in Baoding, Hebei, China
Aug. 6 2018
Most farm expenditures continue to rise in price, and calf care costs are no exception
July 30 2018
Even if you have high-quality colostrum, that colostrum must be fed to calves right after birth to stimulate passive transfer of immunoglobulins that ultimately creates immunity in newborn calves
July 23 2018
“If you want 99-plus percent of calves to live, follow the ‘big four’ at calving,” shared Lane Sollenberger with those attending the First International Conference of Calf and Heifer...