Dec. 3 2018
The transition period after weaning can be one of the most stressful times in a heifer’s life
Nov. 26 2018
Age at first calving is the biggest factor affecting the total cost of raising heifers, and reproduction is a key factor in managing calving age
Oct. 1 2018
There’s a feeding strategy that allows you to put less feed in front of heifers, improve their feed efficiency, reduce nutrient excretion, and save you money
Aug. 20 2018
On many farms, one of the least intensively managed groups on the farm is the pregnant heifers
July 30 2018
By most accounts, heifer rearing is the second- or third-largest cost category on dairy farms
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...
May 28 2018
Most farms raise every heifer calf that is born. That served many of us well in the past. Extra heifers fueled expansion, replaced older cows, or were sold to generate income
Feb. 12 2018
“The most influential factor in our calf and heifer program that sets up future milk production is a very thorough and strict vaccination protocol,” said Jim Herron