By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Nov 25, 2019
As is true for all mammals, the umbilical cord serves as the pathway from the dam’s bloodstream to the calf’s bloodstream and liver, offering nourishment and waste removal during gestation...READ MORE ›
By Ernie Hansen, M.S., Nov 20, 2019
The EU-wide ban on the use of zinc oxide at medicinal levels in weaning diets by 2022 has created a great deal of discussion. While there are no plans at this time for a similar ban in the U.S., it has focused more attention on zinc supplementation and finding alternatives to the use of zinc oxide for scours. ..READ MORE ›
By Angie Manthey, Ph.D., Nov 14, 2019
Evaluating a successful calf-raising program consists of monitoring both calf health and calf performance. ..READ MORE ›
By Daniel Herold, Ph.D., Oct 22, 2019
The priorities and perspectives of both dairy producers and packers will influence the profit potential and success of cattle feeders within the crossbred dairy beef value chain. ..READ MORE ›
By Jon Pretz, PH.D., Oct 02, 2019
Over the past several years, on-farm income for dairy producers has been less than ideal due to lower-than-average milk prices nationwide. In order to remain in business during tough times, it is sometimes necessary to turn to novel nutritional strategies when considering ways to increase feed efficiency and lower the cost of production. ..READ MORE ›
By Sharlie Hansen, M.S., Sep 19, 2019
Powerstart Solo is a singular product created via a precise blend of multiple technologies. Traditional feeding strategies are now being shaken up thanks to years of research studying lactose levels, soybean meal and gut health...READ MORE ›
By Jon Pretz, PH.D., Sep 19, 2019
Optimizing milkfat is advantageous for both the performance of the animal and the profitability of the farm. In current dairy economics, butterfat continues to account for more than half of the producer’s milk check. ..READ MORE ›
By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Aug 27, 2019
For both ethical and economic reasons, the push to reduce antibiotic use in calf-raising facilities continues to increase, and new research attempts to illustrate various ways that calf managers can implement realistic and sensible disease-prevention strategies in their calf raising programs...READ MORE ›
By Twig Marston, Ph.D., Aug 15, 2019
In the cattle business, there are few things as rewarding as getting weaned calves and newly arrived feeder cattle off to a good start. The first 30–45 days after weaning and/or commingling can set the tone for calves’ lifelong health, performance and profitability...READ MORE ›
By Dr. Kayla Price, Aug 14, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Salmonella is the cause of an estimated 1 million foodborne illnesses in the United States every year, including 19,000 hospitalizations and more than 300 deaths. ..READ MORE ›