3 scenarios that can make or break calf health

3 scenarios that can make or break calf health

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A healthy heifer calf is born. You milked the dam, tested her colostrum and fed the calf a high-quality meal all within an hour of birth. But, let’s get real. Delivering colostrum to newborn calves doesn’t always go that smoothly. “As an industry, we’ve done a great job focusing on calving ease and getting calves on the ground in good shape,” says Dave Cook, Ph.D., technical calf consultant for Milk Products. “However, a management area we should focus our efforts to improve is day one calf care to help ensure calves achieve passive transfer.”

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