Cold Weather Calf Management

The Basics of Calf Management become critical for calf health and vitality during times of extreme cold stress. Pay attention to your calves environment making sure they are dry and have proper ventilation. Feeding rates of milk or milk replacer may need to be increased to maintain energy levels for increased maintenance needs. Spending extra time on the details will help your calves maintain weight and prevent problems created by a compromised immune systems. Please refer to Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather published by Dairy Herd Management Jan 29th.

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