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My Take on an AdLib Feeding Program

I sure hope you all have enjoyed cooler temperatures the past few days   This summer has been like no other. High temps, lots of flies and no time to get all the things done on my list. One of the

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Heat Stress in Prenatal Calves

This months blog focuses around continued heat and how it effects the unborn calf. Research continues to show that prenatal stress can affect metabolism of the offspring. This appears to hold true for many different species of animals, including calves.

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WHY WOULD YOU SELL YOUR COLOSTRUM?

This question of why you would sell your colostrum has always stumped me.  For the life of me I can never understand why people would sell their colostrum and buy back powdered colostrum. I understand if you struggle with disease

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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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