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Mycoplasma and Auto Feeders

In my opinion auto feeders have gotten a bad rap over the past years. Illnesses that happen when using an auto feeder suggest that it is a feeder issue when this is the farthest from the truth.  It has nothing

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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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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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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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