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Friday, 01 May 2015

Alta Advantage herd proves recording calf records is worthwhile

Dairy Dreams LLC takes all the precautionary measures to ensure calves are not only born alive, but they hit the ground running. This Advantage herd uses records to monitor protocol and employee compliance, effectively decreasing death losses and maximizing cow and calf health.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

The 3 Q's of colostrum feeding

Calf raisers are responsible for the dairy herd's future - the next generation of healthy, high producing milking cows. The Wisconsin Herd Health Working Group has set out the 5 C's to a healthy start for newborn calves as: Colostrum, Calories, Cleanliness, Comfort and Consistency.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Newborn Calf Care after Dystocia

A fortunate start of life is a key factor for long term productive success. Directly after birth, the newborn calf is challenged by the extra-uterine environment. The calf’s adaptive capacity can be impaired by the birth process. Without additional care, this impairment can have long term consequences. Newborn calf care to support its adaptive capacity is therefore an essential element of herd health management.

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