Calf Farming Articles

  • Bacterial Coldwater Disease

    Synonyms Rainbow Trout Fry Syndrome (RTFS) Bacterial fry anemia Low temperature disease Peduncle disease Saddleback Tail-rot Systemic myxobacteriosis Cause of the Disease Bacterial Coldwater Disease (BCWD) is caused by Flavobacterium psychrophilum, also known as Flexibacter ...

  • Socks To Me: The Best Running Compression Socks

    When you feel depressed, sometimes you need to feel better with a big bear hug. So, when you let your legs complete their steps through a tough run, think that a little squeeze may just help them make sense. Of course, this is a very scientific way to look at it - but there is ample evidence that compression can help recover after a tough physical attack. The judges still don't know if  ...

  • How a Hustler Chainless 2000 bale feeder is working after 5 years on a French farm

    Why is a farmer loyal to a brand? Potentially because a brand is able to provide a useful piece of equipment, or even because it's fancy and easy to use. But most of all, because it's reliable and it will never let them down. This is the story of Pascal Vallat, a ...


    By Robertson Manufacturing

  • See how Bill Fales survives the economical climate by investing in a hustler

    Find out how Bill Fales overcomes labour intensive and traditional methods of feeding out to his livestock, being the biggest challenge on his family ranch in Carbondale Colorado. Bill Fales inherited his Ranch through his wife's ...


    By Robertson Manufacturing

  • See How this Rancher Relieved his Stress and Improved his Lifestyle

    Why is time so precious for Dan Hedgespeth, a part-time farmer in Kentucky who has chosen a Hustler SL360X chain feeder to help him save time and be efficient on his operation... ...


    By Robertson Manufacturing

  • Digitanimal at the 11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture

    The eleventh European Conference on Precision Agriculture was held last 16-20 July in Edinburgh, Scotland, celebrating 20 years since the first Congregation. The event brought together more than 500 congressmen from all over the world, with especially high participation from countries such as South America, North America and Asia, especially from China. The main research centers of Precision ...


    By Digitanimal

  • Beef Farmer Spring 2017 `Trace elements are key to growth rates`

    Iodine has a direct impact on growth rates as it is incorporated into the thyroid hormones which control metabolism, promoting efficient live weight gain. Annie Williams, Animal Scientist with Agrimin says that many beef units fall short on achieving optimum growth rates because animals do not receive adequate levels of trace elements at grass. She says that with increased feed costs, many ...


    By Agrimin Limited

  • Seasonality & optimal calf care

    Changing seasons, and challenging seasonal extremes (cold, heat and humidity), add extra challenges for a young calf and the caregivers management must be dynamic in order to provide optimal care. A reminder of calf needs should be outlined, especially with the primary calf worker(s). Topics of focus should involve: Optimal nutrition, the importance of access to clean water, clean and dry resting ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Probiotics: a second mother for young ruminants?

    Lallemand presents new ruminant study at the 5thBeneficial Microbes Conference in Amsterdam Lallemand Animal Nutrition participated in the 5th Beneficial Microbes Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Oct. 10-12, 2016. This unique event gathers international scientists focusing their research on beneficial microbes supporting the health and well-being of both humans and ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Probiotics: a second mother for young ruminants?

    Lallemand presents new ruminant study at the 5thBeneficial Microbes Conference in Amsterdam Lallemand Animal Nutrition participated in the 5th Beneficial Microbes Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Oct. 10-12, 2016. This unique event gathers international scientists focusing their research on beneficial microbes supporting the health and well-being of both ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Bull Calves Need Care Too

    By far, most bull calves will never become a lasting benefit to a dairy herd, and as such may not always receive the same level of care that heifer calves do. Harmonizing your calf rearing programs will yield positive results for all calves and your bottom line. All calves require excellent care, especially in the first few days of life. Without adequate, timely colostrum and proper ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Improved Performance Through Weaning

    Weaning can be a stressful event for calves.  Taking the time to wean gradually can help reduce that stress and give the calf time to adjust their eating patterns to include more starter.  It is important to establish the right time to wean ensuring (a) the calf has received enough milk for optimal growth and (b) is consuming enough starter to wean gently and not lose body condition ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Maximize Growth Potential & Production

    Every farm environment has unique opportunities and challenges. Your young animals’ performance is determined by your ability to recognize their specific needs and to make the necessary adjustments to your feeding program based on their genetic potential, housing environment, and environmental conditions. The greater the producers’ ability to recognize the challenges of the ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Understanding the Fat in your Milk Replacer

    Fat digestion in the young calf Commercial milk replacers are often compared and evaluated based on the percentage of protein and fat on the label.  Discussion rarely delves into what makes up the components of fat and its effects on digestion, absorption or growth.  Fats are comprised of short chain, medium chain and long chain fatty acids.  The length of the chain is ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • 5 C’s Of Calf Care

    Every producer has individual opportunities and challenges due to their housing environment and management strategy. The key to maximizing growth, health, and long-term profitability is establishing a sound system of care for your pre-ruminant livestock. No matter the system you choose, ensuring these 5 keys to management are acknowledged and defined for you and your team will enhance the ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Grober Calf Coat

    Keep them warm and they will grow Did you know…when a calf is comfortable they will turn feed into gain more efficiently. In other words, a calf that isn’t comfortable will need more milk. Since keeping warm is energetically expensive it’s important to understand that a warm calf has more energy to grow! By using a Calf Coat they will use less energy for body ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Himmerland dairy farm case study

    A. PRE-TREATMENT Barn Type: 60 tie stall dairy barn. Mats used in stalls. Manure Handling: Barn houses about 17 – 20 cows along each of two 120 foot parallel pits 2.5 feet wide and 5 to 9 feet deep (stepped). The pits gravity drain to the center of the pit and then flow out to an outside manure storage pit via 2.5 foot square pipe. Half of south gutter is used to handle parlour wash. ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Composting Feedlot Manure

    Situated in the Texas panhandle is an area known as the Rolling Plains ecological region, a topography consisting primarily of open-range pasture and cropland. Approximately one-third of the Rolling Plains region is dedicated to production agriculture, where huge fields of wheat, cotton and sorghum extend into the distance for as far as the eye can see. The remaining area is native grassland, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Evaluation of cattle bedding and grazing BMPs in an agricultural watershed in Alberta

    This paper highlights the environmental impacts of implementing beneficial management practices to address cattle bedding and direct access to the creek in a study watershed in southern Alberta, Canada. Approximately 35 cow–calf pairs grazed 194 ha of grass forage and had direct access to the creek in the spring and summer. During winter, the cattle were fed adjacent to the creek at an old ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Regional roundup

    ANAEROBIC DIGESTER ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, part of the Ontario Agriculture College (OAC), received an investment of more than US$2.6 million for construction of an anaerobic digester through the Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario. OAC, with its Center for Agricultural Renewable Energy and Sustainability, views the digester as “a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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