Content tagged "dairy cattle:birth to weaning:nutrition"

Milk Replacer Costs and Your Options

Dairy Updated: January 19, 2011

In recent months milk replacer costs have jumped $15 to $20 per bag, and we have entered into somewhat new territory in the economics of calf feeding...

Early Weaning Strategies

Dairy Updated: January 17, 2011

Latest estimates of average weaning age in the United States indicate that 70 percent of calves are weaned at 7 weeks of age or later. In addition, 25...

Feeding Pre-Weaned Calves for Future Production

Dairy Updated: January 17, 2011

Traditional goals of calf-rearing programs have centered on decreasing mortality and weaning to solid feeds as early as practically feasible on farms. Little...

Application of New Technologies in Functional Proteins for Feeding Calves

Dairy Updated: January 17, 2011

Spray-dried plasma (SDP), spray-dried serum (SDS), or globulin concentrate are ingredients that are collected and processed to preserve the functional...

Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf

Dairy Updated: January 14, 2011

Calf health, growth, and productivity rely heavily on nutrition and management practices. Every heifer calf born on a dairy farm represents an opportunity...

Pasteurizing Milk and Colostrum

Dairy Updated: January 14, 2011

Professional heifer growers and dairy producers are faced with the challenge of raising healthy calves while still paying close attention to rearing costs...

Raising Dairy Replacements:Calf Nutrition

Dairy Updated: July 22, 2010

Calf Nutrition is a chapter from the book Raising Dairy Replacements. From birth to three months of age is the most sensitive rearing period for the young...

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