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Colostrum Management

Calf Feeding

Colostrum is more than IgG. What have we been missing?

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We are aware of the importance of that first milking colostrum in providing immune globulins (Ig) or antibodies as a source of protection from disease for the newborn calf. Feeding four quarts of clean colostrum with a low bacteria count as soon as possible after birth is the key to success. However, have we missed other benefits from feeding colostrum and the “transition” milk from the first to sixth milkings to calves during their first few days of life? Read more …

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Calf Raising

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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Calf Raising

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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