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Dec. 8 2010
Heifer timed A.I. may benefit average heat detectors by Jeff Stevenson The author is a professor of animal sciences at Kansas State University, Manhattan. At the 2009 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council...
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Dec. 8 2010
Have you considered a TMR for your heifers? If you have considered feeding a TMR ration to your young replacement heifers, recently published research from the University of Guelph may interest you. They...
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Dec. 8 2010
Struggling with how big heifers should be by A. F. Kertz The author is in Dairy Field Technical Services and Research, Milk Specialties Global Animal Nutrition, St. Louis, Mo. Targeted heifer growth has...
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Dec. 8 2010
Hoard's Dairyman Round Table: Heifer growers and their customers speak out Custom heifer raising works for them, and they've got the cows to prove it. Euteneuer & Evergreen Acres ~ CY Heifer Farm & Van...
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Dec. 8 2010
Limit feeding heifers . . .what we've learned and what we recommend by Geoff Zanton and Jud Heinrichs The authors are a post-doctoral researcher and professor at Penn State. After six years of limit-feeding...
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Dec. 8 2010
How are those heifers doing . . . really? by A. F. Kertz The author is the principal in Adhil, LLC, a St. Louis-based consulting firm. Some measure of calf and heifer growth is useful since they are "grown"...
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Dec. 8 2010
Eight ideas to reduce heifer expenses An investment in raising heifers is still one of the largest you will make. By improving management of feedstuffs and heifer growth, real money can be saved. Dairy...
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Dec. 8 2010
by A. F. Kertz The author is the principal in Andhil, LLC, a St. Louis-based consulting firm. Why not feed water to calves? Here are some of the reasons commonly given. • Calves don't need it. •...
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Dec. 8 2010
Don't drop the ball when you wean calves by A. F. Kertz The author is the principal in Andhil, LLC, a St. Louis-based consulting firm. What makes a good calf starter has been discussed in the past. Several...
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Dec. 7 2010
Keep calves gaining during cold weather by A.F. Kertz The author is the principal in Adhil, LLC, a St. Louis-based consulting firm. Much calf research has been done under what is called a thermal neutral...
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Dec. 7 2010
by A. F. Kertz The author is the principal in Adhil, LLC, a St. Louis-based consulting firm. In natural settings, we know weaning can be stressful for both cow and calf. We note the bellowing and cow/calf...
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Dec. 7 2010
She's weaned . . . now what? by A. F. Kertz The author is the principal in Andhil, LLC, a St. Louis-based consulting firm. Calves should be eating a pound of starter a day the week before weaning. Then...
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Dec. 7 2010
How good is your waste milk? by Dale A. Moore The author is director, Veterinary Medicine Extension, Washington State University, Pullman. Don't just assume pasteurization is effective. Make sure calves...
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Dec. 7 2010
What we learned from an automatic calf feeder by Tom Earleywine, Tom Johnson, and Ed Stephas Earleywine is director of technical services for Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products Company, Shoreview, Minn....
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Dec. 7 2010
How your calves should grow by A. F. Kertz The author is the principal in Adhil, LLC, a St. Louis-based consulting firm. Calves should be fed an appropriate balance of protein and energy for best results....
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Dec. 7 2010
Calves are what they eat by Mark Hill and David Jones The authors are with Akey Nutrition and Research Center, Lewisburg, Ohio. Feeding high-starch starter and grower feeds support the most daily gain....
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Dec. 7 2010
Calf raising is improving . . . but slowly by A. F. Kertz The author is the principal in Adhil, LLC, a St. Louis-based consulting firm. While 24 months of age at first calving generally has been accepted...
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Dec. 7 2010
Early weaning is best way to cut calf costs How calves did in a Cornell study which evaluated starters with two levels of fiber and in pelleted or mash (texturized) forms was covered in a previous column...
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Dec. 7 2010
Individual hutches and bottle feeding reduce infections University of Tennessee researchers placed 90 newborn Jerseys into four different groups: bottle fed calves in hutches, bottle-fed calves in calf...