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Calf Raising

Transatlantic Calfblogger Talk with Dr. Peter Zieger, Germany

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Successful calf rearing is a contemporary issue all over the world. Everybody should know that healthy calves are the future of dairy farms. But how important is professional calf rearing for US farmers? How important is it for the Europeans? For the Germans? Do we have similarities? What is different? What can we learn from each other? Have a look at a highly interesting discussion with my German counterpart, blogger and veterinarian Dr. Peter Zieger…

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Hello & welcome to the calf blog

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Hi, I’m Dr. Bob James… welcome back. As we kick off the calf blog, I want to let you know a bit about the content and what format we will use over the next year. Read more…

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Considering a calf autofeeder system? Plan for success!

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Group housing systems for calves are gaining rapid acceptance supported by research and experiences of successful dairy producers. However, success is dependent upon some serious advance planning and knowledge of the essentials for achieving success. Read more…

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Top 10 Tips for Success with Autofeeders

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Group housing systems for calves are gaining rapid acceptance in the dairy industry as a means to enhance animal welfare, enable more “biologically normal” feeding of preweaned dairy calves and provide an environment whereby calves can be “managed” by skilled personnel. Read more…

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Autofeeders 101 – What can they do for you? (And not do!)

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Why should you consider a calf autofeeder? There are several reasons:
The ability to feed calves in a more biologically normal manner! Feeding lots of milk… Read more

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Getting them off to a good start – Newborn calf management

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Regardless of the calf rearing system what happens to the calf during the first hours of life has a dramatic effect upon their health and future productivity. Two things of primary importance will be discussed in this month’s blog. Read more…

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The “right” people to “manage” the calf feeder

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I want to challenge you to think differently about the people running your calf operation. The most successful dairies don’t employ people just to feed calves, they hire calf managers. Read more…

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