2020

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May 2020 Calf Blog

So Why Would We Need to Test pH in our Whole Milk You Ask? The answer is very simple: We need to know the quality of  milk that we are feeding our calves. The easiest way to evaluate milk spoilage

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April 2020 Calf Blog

Winter Feeding Strategy Guidelines We are still focusing on winter feeding strategies; here are a few guidelines to follow. Dairy heifers account for about 30% of the feed costs on a dairy farm, and the most costly period for raising heifers

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March 2020 Calf Blog

Acidified Milk And/Or Pasteurized Milk….?  SO the question for me this month is Acidified milk and or Pasteurized milk? As group housing or paired housing systems for calves have gained popularity in recent years, interest in acidifying milk systems has

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“You can’t manage, what you do not measure!”

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure!” Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005) This wise quote by the management guru Peter Drucker applies to all areas of economic activity, and also to agriculture. But many decisions are still based on human

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February 2020 Calf Blog

Nipples? Bottles? Buckets? or Nipple Buckets? Which do you choose? During discussions of raising calves, a common question often arises – what’s the best method for feeding calves? Is it nipples, bottles, buckets, or nipple buckets? Well, the answer is

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January 2020 Calf Blog

January 2020! A New Year, a New Blog Season… The last few months we have focused on Colostrum and the impact it has on your newborn calf. Lets talk about the “Liquid Gold” Colostrum and take home ideas for strengthening colostrum

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December Calf Blog 2019

Colostrum Freezing and Thawing Process So the last 2 blogs have been written around Colostrum, the liquid gold! So, I would like to continue with the topic of Colostrum and discuss the freezing and thawing process. As you know, colostrum

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November Calf Blog

Minimizing Bacteria Replication So last month I focused on Colostrum and the importance of IgG’s.  I am going to go a step further and discuss the bacteria load and the importance of minimizing the bacteria replication. The importance of early

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