Land O’Lakes Certifies Automatic Calf Feeder Experts

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, calf, Company Announcement, Land O'Lakes, Milk

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Co., has invested in automatic calf feeding certification and training programs for its sales and service personnel. The programs will equip Lake O’ Lakes representatives with the latest information and skills to advise clients using automatic calf feeders. “As more dairies embrace automatic calf feeders, our staff will be prepared to assist them in developing … Read More

FutureCow Introduces ComfortBrush for Calves

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, calf, Calves, Company Announcement, Technology

The cow care experts at FutureCow announced this week that they have introduced a new addition to the ComfortBrush line of automated grooming products. ComfortBrush for calves is the first automated brush designed specifically for calves, with features that work to help enrich calf development and growth. “The FutureCow ComfortBrush for calves is the latest innovation in our line of … Read More

Milk Products Launches Calf Solutions Line

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, calf, Dairy, Milk, Nutrition

Milk Products LLC is introducing Calf Solutions, a line of milk supplements and animal health products to help dairy producers achieve great nutrition for full development of genetic potential. As the needs of dairy producers and calf raisers continue to change, the Calf SolutionsTM portfolio of products was developed to provide the consistent nutrition calves need. The calf- focused, branded portfolio … Read More

CattleFax Webinar to Address Producer Challenges

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, calf, Cattle, Markets, Webinar

With U.S. beef herds expanding cow-calf producers will need to respond.  CattleFax is hosting an upcoming webinar to guide ranchers through the challenge by adjusting business plans. CattleFax is encouraging cow-calf producers to register now for its Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar at 5:30 p.m. MT, Sept. 10, 2015. To participate in the webinar and access program details, producers simply need to register online … Read More

Purina Offers Tips for Calves During Temperature Swings

John DavisAgribusiness, Animal Health, calf, Calves, Cattle

Chilly mornings to hot afternoons can put some real stress on new calves. Purina is offering some advice for producers to lower those stress levels and ensure their calves perform at their maximum potential. “When weather conditions are rapidly changing it can wreak havoc on young calves that crave consistency,” says Christie Underwood, Ph.D., calf and heifer specialist with Purina … Read More

DCHA Calls for Scholarship Program Applicants

Jamie JohansenAg Group, calf, Dairy

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The goal of this long-standing program is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholastic support to outstanding agriculture-focused students. “As an organization focused on the future, we feel very strongly about investing in our industry’s youth,” says Jack Banker, … Read More

Land O’Lakes Offers Protein Blend Calf Milk Replacer

John DavisAgribusiness, calf, Calves, Cattle, Feed, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products has come out with a calf milk replacer it says will save producers money and help calves grow to be their best. The company has introduced the Cow’s Match® ColdFront® Protein Blend calf milk replacer. “The new protein blend formula offers a more economical way for producers to feed calves to their full potential, while … Read More

Dairy Calf & Heifer Meeting Details

John DavisAgribusiness, calf, Dairy, dairy farming, Dairy Group

This spring’s Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) annual conference is promising some real networking opportunities for farm managers and employees. The group hosts the event March 31-April 1, 2015 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wisconsin with the theme, “Connect with the Best.” “Some of the best connections I’ve made in the industry have been through the Dairy … Read More

Winter Calf Barn Ventilation 101

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, calf, Calves, Dairy, Weather

Many calf barns rely on natural ventilation to provide clean, fresh air to calf pens. But, as the weather cools down and winter approaches, there can be a tendency to close the doors, windows and curtains on the calf barn in an effort to reduce drafts. Preventing cold air from blowing on calves can help keep calves warm, but when … Read More

A New Approach to Calf Milk Replacer Formulation

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, calf, Calves, Nutrition

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products introduces a new approach to calf milk replacer formulation with protein blend calf milk replacers. Growing demand for whey protein drives both milk prices and the input costs of calf milk replacer protein – an opportunity for dairy producers and a challenge for the dairy industry. “Not long ago, whey protein was a waste product … Read More