2019

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The Importance of Colostrum

So, what’s so special about Colostrum?  First, it’s the first milk producedfrom the cow directly after calving.  Not 4 hours after, not 12 hours after but directly after calving.  The more time that elapses after calving shestarts what I call

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September Calf Blog

For some of us it’s a time to appreciate the young adults we have around us.  The extra help we had for the last few months is going back toschool.  So how do you replace their time? Even though some of

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Calves, milk and bacteria: How clean is your kitchen?

Kelli Boylen for Progressive Dairyman Colostrum, milk and milk replacers are all excellent sources of nutrients for calves, but also for bacteria. Jenn Bentley of Iowa State University Extension says when that abundance of nutrients is combined with moisture, you

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August Calf Blog

So how did everyone, or more importantly how did your calves do last month during that heat spell?  Let’s focus this month on the extreme heat and humidity events that the summer months bring.    Calves have heat stress just like

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How many CALORIES do my Calves actually need?

Good sunny day here in the Midwest.  Finally some actual warm days where I don’t have to put layers on!  So with layers comes the question….How many calories do my calves actually need?  We usually talk in terms of solids

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June Calf Blog

Good sunny day here in the Midwest.  Finally some actual warm days where I don’t have to put layers on!  So with layers comes the question….How many calories do my calves actually need?  We usually talk in terms of solids

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May Calf Blog

So What Kind of Leader are You? So I look at myself and am always analyzing what I could do better when managing both calves and people. I certainly do not have all the answers.  So I look at myself

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April Calf Blog

April Showers Bring May Flowers ☔🌷By: Minnie Ward, Calf Star Midwest Sales Representative Well I can honestly say, I think the end of winter weather is in sight.  At least my water pails are not hockey pucks anymore! With April showers

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March Calf Blog

For the Luck of Calves!By: Minnie Ward, Calf Star Midwest Sales Representative I have a question for you this month.  How lucky are you feeling right now with your calf raising skills? Do you Feel Lucky? 🍀Boy, the past several months have

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February Calf Blog

My Valentine Wish for my Calves!By: Minnie Ward, Calf Star Midwest Sales Representative  So, I am not a poetic, mushy kind of person.  However, I do feel very passionate about my family & calves.  Some may say I obsess over

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