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

Partnership Introduces New 4-quart Calf Bottle

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Calves, Nutrition

Industry leaders Calf-Tel and Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products have partnered together to introduce a new 4-quart bottle. This bottle provides dairy producers a convenient way to deliver more nutrition to calves as part of a full potential feeding program. “The new 4-quart bottle meets the needs of many dairy producers who are adapting a full potential feeding program,” says … Read More

Dairy Calf & Heifer Association Unveils New Website

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Calves, Cattle, Dairy

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association is excited to introduce a new website. As part of the new design, enhanced features and member-only resources will increase opportunities and benefits available to association members. “Our goal is to make the industry hub and portal for calf and heifer information,” says Jack Banker, Dairy Calf and Heifer Association president and owner … Read More

Ranchers Discuss Policy & Industry Issues at PLC Meeting

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Calves, Land, Livestock, Ranches

The Public Lands Council last week held its 2014 Annual Meeting in Ignacio, Colo. Ranchers from across the West gathered to discuss agenda items important to the public lands grazing industry including the potential sage grouse listing under the Endangered Species Act; the federal wild horse and burro program; the Clean Water Act; and local government participation in federal land … Read More

Rising Calf Prices Warrant Attention to Fetal Protection

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Calves, Cattle

Beef producers working to maximize the reproductive potential of their herd with modified-live virus (MLV) vaccines from Zoetis also can take advantage of the industry’s most comprehensive vaccine guarantee — the Fetal Protection Guarantee. “The fetus relies on the dam’s immune system for disease protection throughout most of the pregnancy,” said Jon Seeger, DVM, managing veterinarian with Zoetis. “Without protection, … Read More

National Junior Brangus Show Live

Cindy ZimmermanBreeds, Calves, Cattle

The National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) will be broadcast live from College Station, Texas on Cattle In Motion. The broadcast will include: Bred & Owned Show Wednesday, July 23, at 8:00 a.m. Owned Show Thursday, July 24, at 8:00 a.m. Source of Champions Sale* Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Showmanship Friday, July 25, at 8:00 a.m. Futurity Saturday, July … Read More

Land O’Lakes® Electrolyte System Reformulated

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Calves, Cattle, Dairy, Nutrition

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products introduces a reformulated Land O’Lakes® Electrolyte System. “It is essential that oral electrolyte solutions contain an alkalinizing agent to address acidosis caused by the acid-base imbalance that occurs during scours. Products containing bicarbonate have been used effectively for this purpose for many years. Research demonstrates that electrolyte products containing acetate as the alkalinizing agent have … Read More