Yearly Archives: 2013

Feeding program responses differ by calf breed November 11, 2013 p. 12

Holstein and Jersey calves responded differently to milk replacer feeding programs and ate less of an unpalatable calf starter

Custom rearing is an emerging business

Results from 2011 NAHMS data provide current information on calf and heifer rearing

Stunt growth, stunt future performance (Retraso en el crecimiento, retraso en el rendimiento future)

Growth targets for young calves are well documented.  Now hone in on what should occur from weaning to first-calving

Get calves off to a good start

Review of select JAM 2013 abstracts on calves/heifers

Water: an essential nutrient (Agua: el nutriente mas esencial)

Pelleted versus texturized calf starters

Pelleted calf starters relate to ruminal acidosis.

Stunt growth, stunt future performance

Growth targets for young calves are well documented.  Now hone in on what should occur from weaning to first-calving. August 10, tadalafil 2013, p. 493

Heat stress shortchanges heifers (El estres caloric retrasa a las becerras)

Water the most essential nutrient

Across dairy cows, sick heifers, and calves, water is consumed at the rate of about 4 times dry matter intake

Age at first calving goal not realistic

Data summary indicates 24 months age at first calving may still be best goal for most herds

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