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Calf Raising

Management practices that make a real difference.

Author Alyssa Dietrich

Alyssa Dietrich graduated from Penn State University in 2013 with a B. S. degree in Animal Sciences. During the summer of of 2013 she interned with Elanco Animal Health. She obtained an M.S. degree in Dairy Science at Virginia Tech and was part of a joint study with Dr. Whitney Knauer on the management of automatic calf feeders. Read more …

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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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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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