Early Calf Health Leads to Later Calf Health

Early Calf Health Leads to Later Calf Health

Gene Johnston

Successful Farming

If a calf does well early – even before he’s born – he tends to do well later.  Mark Hilton, beef cattle technical services veterinarian for Elanco, says that if a calf doesn’t get adequate colostrum in the first day of life, he’s three times as likely to get BRD (bovine respiratory disease) in the feedlot a year later.

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