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Category: Calf/Heifer

Baby, it’s HOT outside! For Calves, Too!

June 13, 2022

Temperature Humidity Index (THI) calculates the effects of both temperature and humidity. As we say in Wisconsin on those days when it’s miserable to be outside, “it’s not the heat, […]

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Have you seen the price of milk replacer lately?

April 7, 2022

Anyone who buys milk replacer has certainly noticed the increase in the price over the last year. Compared to March 2021, the price of milk replacers have increased by $15 […]

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Milk Balancers and Fortifiers – What’s the Difference?

April 1, 2021

Feeding whole milk to calves makes sense in some dairy operations, but whole milk does not meet all of the calf’s nutritional needs.  You might say, “that doesn’t make sense!” […]

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Key considerations for clean colostrum and a healthy calf

February 11, 2021

Article originally written for and published by Progressive Dairy. Successful colostrum management requires careful attention to cleanliness. Colostrum, while it is still in a healthy cow, should have a bacteria […]

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Unlocking your heifer inventory goals

January 8, 2021

Article originally published March 11, 2020 for Progressive Dairy. There are many topics to discuss when managing heifer inventory. Producers give careful thought to feed and labor costs, reproduction, semen […]

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Breaking 7 Common Myths on Colostrum

September 22, 2020

First one there is the winner! It’s a race between antibodies in the colostrum and the bacteria in the environment. Who would you like to win? I cannot even begin […]

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Manage Hutch Calves with Heat Stress in Mind

July 20, 2020

With the recent high temperatures, heat stress has been a concern on many dairies.  Just like cows, calves experience heat stress, too.  While we do not see reduced milk production, […]

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The great transition: Turning calves into functioning ruminants

August 27, 2019

When you hear the word “transition,” do you automatically think of your pre- and post-fresh cows? Most dairymen do, but there’s another important transition group that requires your attention. That […]

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Extreme Cold Doesn’t Stop Farmers

January 31, 2019

As I write this blog post, we are experiencing record low temperatures in the Midwest.  The news stations have been telling people to stay inside, schools are closed, tow trucks […]

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Coccidiosis: Are Your Calves Susceptible?

May 24, 2018

Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease of cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and poultry. It is caused by microscopic protozoan organisms known as coccidia. They live in the cells lining the intestinal […]

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Form-A-Feed Launches Prime Life Program

April 25, 2018

Form-A-Feed is excited and proud to unveil our new calf program, Prime Life™. The Prime Life program was developed to provide livestock with high quality nutrition during the prime stages of […]

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10 Winter Care Tips for Better Calf Health

December 28, 2017

Snow has blanketed many areas of the country, and temperatures have dipped below freezing! Use these practical tips to make sure your calves are ready for the cold. 1. Check the […]

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