Nutrition is Critical for a Healthy Calf Crop Part 2

Nutrition is Critical for a Healthy Calf Crop Part 2

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D, PAS

Cattle Today

From a logistical perspective there are two primary issues that have to be recognized and addressed. One is that of embryonic/fetal attachment to the cow. As we discussed in Part 1, this attachment via the placenta is the “pipeline” by which all nutrients are delivered to the developing calf. This attachment and tissue development is complex and requires a variety of nutrients and reactions to be readily available in the appropriate quantities and timing.

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