Winterize Your Calf Feeding Program

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on Dec 10, 2016 5:57:31 PM

When it comes to managing calves in cold weather there are a number of things you can do as the temperature drops. Managing the calf's environment through calf jackets, adequate bedding, minimizing drafts and exposure can have a big impact on the effectiveness of cold weather nutrition strategies. Increasing nutrient intake is a key component of successful cold weather management.

This movie looks at the effect of environmental temperature changes on the calf, especially the young calf which is physiologically not well equipped to handle environmental stresses, and combines feed management ideas with basic environmental management.