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Water, Water Everywhere…

Water, Water Everywhere…

Fresh, clean water is critical to successful rumen development. An important part of the calf's development is the ability of the rumen to ferment the concentrate and forage that it eats. This is termed rumen development, and is necessary before the calf can be weaned...

Colostrum Feeding, To Nurse or Not to Nurse.

Colostrum Feeding, To Nurse or Not to Nurse.

When a calf is born, a common question is whether to let the calf nurse the dam, or to separate the two and feed the calf with a nipple bottle or esophageal feeder. I'd like to suggest that allowing the calf to nurse the dam is a bad idea. Usually a very bad idea. To...