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

13th Annual Leading Dairy Producer Conference

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Calves, Dairy, Feed, Nutrition

More than 550 dairy farmers, family members and industry representatives attended the Leading Dairy Producer Conference hosted by Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’Lakes. “Dairies are in the business of making money, not milk,” said Greg Bethard, Ph.D., and chief financial officer for Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, Dairy Dreams, and Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese located in Kewaunee, Wis. “That means they need … Read More

Use #DCHA2015 at Dairy & Heifer Conference

John DavisAg Group, Agribusiness, Calves, Cattle, Dairy

The 2015 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) Conference is coming up soon, and organizers are promising it will be a great chance to connect with some of the world’s best calf and heifer raisers. And to keep up on all the happenings during the March 30-April 1 meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, the DCHA team will post live updates and … Read More

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Calves, Dairy, Events

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference is coming up March 31st – April 1st in Madison, WI. Themed “Connect with the Best,” the conference will offer networking opportunities and highlight the latest practices, technology and research in the calf and heifer industry. A trade show will be held during the first day of the conference. Other special events will … Read More

Prepare Today for Tomorrow's New Addition

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alltech, Beef, Calves, Cattle

When warmer temperatures set in and winter starts to melt away, cattle producers across the country will be keeping one eye on the pasture and one eye on their next biggest investment—their calves. According to Vaughn Holder, Alltech beef specialist, developing a spring calving program does not have to be complicated, just compatible with the herd. Holder suggests the following … Read More

Register Today for Dairy Calf & Heifer Conference

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Calves, Dairy

Registration is now open for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference, to be held March 31-April 1, 2015 at the Madison Marriott West in Madison, WI. This year’s conference lineup features some exciting new changes, including the change to a new two-day format, a pre-conference event and tour, and sessions focused on the dairy beef sector. “This year’s … Read More

Confined Cow-Calf Production to Rebuild Herd Numbers

John DavisAgribusiness, Calves, Cattle, Finance

A new report from ag lender Rabobank shows that confined cow-calf production might be the best way to rebuild the U.S. cow herd, especially considering the declining amount of pastures available. This news release from the company says its report, “Outside In: Confined Cow-Calf Production as a Viable Model for Rebuilding the U.S. Cow Herd Numbers,” found that there’s been … Read More

Zoetis Launches DRAXXIN® 25 for BRD in Small Calves

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Calves, Dairy

Zoetis announced the launch of DRAXXIN® 25 (tulathromycin injection) Injectable Solution, a lower concentration of DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution, to treat bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in suckling, dairy and veal calves. Just like the current concentration of DRAXXIN, DRAXXIN 25 offers broad-spectrum coverage against the major causes of BRD, including Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni and Mycoplasma bovis. However, … Read More

AgriLabs® Announces Next Generation Colostrx®

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Calves, Nutrition

Successful beef and dairy producers know that a big threat to newborn calves is failure of passive transfer (FPT) of immunity. Basically, it’s when calves don’t get enough natural disease protection passed to them from the dam. That’s why AgriLabs is introducing the newly reformulated, USDA-licensed Colostrx®, a colostrum replacer and supplement designed to ensure calves receive valuable immunity and … 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