THE 4 MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DAIRY AND PLANT PROTEIN

Posted by Lindsey Ormond on Jul 24, 2019 11:09:21 AM

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Topics: Human Nutrition Ingredients

Five Nutritional Strategies to Minimize the Effect of Summer Heat Stress on Lactating Cows

Posted by Charles Soderholm, DVM, PhD Dairy Science on Jul 2, 2019 2:11:05 PM

Summer heat stress affects cows throughout the U.S., resulting in reduced feed intake, lower milk production, poor reproductive performance and excessive weight loss.  The reduction in milk yield associated with heat stress occurs primarily because of declining feed intake. The metabolic effects of heat stress can be minimized with practical knowledge, supplemental fats and other nutritional strategies.  

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Topics: Animal Nutrition

The Science of Mixing Milk Replacer (video)

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on Jul 2, 2019 2:10:19 PM

What could be easier than mixing a bit of powder in water, right? If it were only that simple…

When it comes to mixing milk replacer and feeding it to calves, there are a surprising number of issues that can creep up, either from a mixing, feeding or an animal performance standpoint. How we measure milk replacer powder, how we mix it with water and the temperature at mixing and feeding time affect both the milk replacer and the calf.

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Topics: Animal Nutrition

The Science of Mixing Milk Replacer - Mixology 101

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on Jul 2, 2019 2:06:26 PM

What could be easier than mixing a bit of powder in water, right? If it were only that simple…

When it comes to mixing milk replacer and feeding it to calves there are a surprising number of issues that can creep up, either from a mixing, feeding or an animal performance standpoint. How we measure milk replacer powder, how we mix it with water and the temperature at mixing and feeding time affect both the milk replacer and the calf.

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Topics: Animal Nutrition

Calf Management Tips: Nesting Score

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on Oct 9, 2017 2:09:54 PM

The appropriate bedding for a calf varies from a thin layer of straw, sand or wood chips in the summer to a deep layer of an insulating straw where a calf can nestle into the bedding to stay warm as the temperature drops. 

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Topics: Animal Nutrition, Calf Management

Calf Management Tips: Administering Intravenous Injections

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on Aug 13, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Medications such as Banamine® (for pain) must be injected directly into a vein. In this movie, Elizabeth demonstrates how to administer an intravenous injection to a young calf.

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Topics: Animal Nutrition, Calf Management

Calf Management Tips: Esophageal Tube Feeder

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on Jul 10, 2017 11:16:19 AM

An esophageal tube feeder is an essential tool for feeding colostrum to newborn calves and for administering fluids to sick or dehydrated calves. For some calf raisers, the idea of tubing a calf may cause some anxiety over possibly hurting the calf or causing fluids to enter the lungs.

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Topics: Animal Nutrition, Calf Management

Lidocaine Blocking and Dehorning Calves

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on May 23, 2017 2:41:23 PM

The 2017 National FARM Program (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) takes aim at pain management. Painful medical procedures and the need to manage the associated pain and stress to animals get detailed attention in this revision. Dehorning/disbudding, castration, branding, and extra teat removal are all procedures performed on calves and require pain management.

 

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Topics: Animal Nutrition, Calf Management

New Organic Calf Milk Replacer

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on Mar 9, 2017 6:13:30 PM

Organic calf milk replacers have been a rather scarce commodity in the United States. Milk Specialties Global is changing that with the introduction of Organi-calf ™ our new USDA Organic calf milk replacer. For many organic dairies, this will be just the tool to help them finally break the link in Johne's transmission.

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Topics: Animal Nutrition

Evaluating Dehydration In Baby Calves

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on Jan 18, 2017 6:33:16 PM

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Topics: Animal Nutrition, Calf Management