By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Feb 19, 2020
Superior calf performance begins during the birthing process and is followed by quality care of the newborn calf. ..READ MORE ›
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 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 Ellan Dufour, M.S., Jun 27, 2019
It is common knowledge for some but less well-known by others that seasonality has a significant impact on the performance of pre- and immediately post-weaned dairy heifer calves...READ MORE ›
By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Apr 23, 2019

Young calves are around 70–75 percent water by bodyweight and must be well-hydrated in order to s..READ MORE ›

By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Feb 20, 2019

When performing daily walk-throughs with your calves there are four things to consider: feed, wat..READ MORE ›

By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Nov 06, 2018
Do you feel prepared to raise calves during the winter season? The lower critical temperature of a young dairy calf is 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that the calf’s energy requirement begins to increase..READ MORE ›
By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Jul 26, 2018

Pasteurized whole milk is one of many strategies used to supply the liquid diet of growing calves..READ MORE ›

By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Apr 25, 2018

Often overlooked, water is the most important nutrient for dairy calves...READ MORE ›