Calf Milk Replacer Guide
The Calf Milk Replacer Guide provides a wealth of information about milk replacer ingredients, product tags, mixing and feeding, formulation & feeding rate, cold weather strategies as well as tips for raising a healthy calf. The Guide is a solid resource for those wanting to improve their knowledge and understanding of milk replacers and is an excellent primer if you are new to milk replacers and feeding calves.
Animal Plasma Protein Tech Bulletin
Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten Tech Bulletin
Proven Performance of Wheat & Plasma Proteins
The Science of Mixing Milk Replacers Video
Alternative Proteins For Milk Replacers Video
Future Perspective On Accelerated Milk Replacer Feeding Video
Procream -- Nutritional and Health Benefits in Animal Nutrition
Milk Replacer Medications
Medication Options for Milk Replacers
Deccox vs. Bovatec
The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Video
Milk Replacer Additives
ClariFly - Fly Season
Calf Management & Facilities
The Science of Mixing Milk Replacer Video
What could be simpler than mixing a bit of powder with water? However, a surprising number of issues can creep up that affect measuring, mixing and feeding milk replacer. This movie explains how milk replacer is put together, proper mixing procedures, what can go wrong and the effects on the calf. Basic management tools and how to evaluate the milk replacer mixing and feeding program are discussed.
Automatic Calf Feeder Handbook
The Automatic Calf Feeding Handbook provides an overview of the key management components of raising calves using automatic calf feeding systems. It is intended for nutrition and farm management professionals desiring to improve their understanding and familiarity with these automated systems. So whether you raise calves individually and are interested in adopting automatic feeders, have a farm support role, or you currently have automatic feeders and just want to learn another view point, this publication may be right for you.
Bloat In Calves & Other Young Livestock
Winterize Your Calf Feeding Program Video
Building a Strong Future Video
Calf Management Tips Video Series
Esophageal Tube Feeder
Lidocaine Blocking & Dehorning
Dehorning with Caustic Paste
Administering Intravenous Injections
Medications such as Banamine® (for pain) must be injected directly into a vein. In this movie, Elizabeth demonstrates how to administer an intravenous injection to a young calf.
Administering Intravenous Fluids
Administering Subcutaneous Fluids
This episode of Calf Management Tips focuses on bedding for calves. Weather conditions are a major factor when it comes to assuring that calves have appropriate bedding. This video provides descriptions and examples of nesting scores for calves.
Colostrum IgG Testing with a Brix Refractometer
Measuring and monitoring the IgG content of the colostrum being feed your calves is a critical first step in assuring calves receive the nutrition and immunity they need to get off to a good start. In this video, Elizabeth demonstrates how to use two digital refractometers and an optical refractometer for testing colostrum IgG.
Testing Serum Total Protein
Measuring serum total protein is the second step in monitoring and evaluating your colostrum management and feeding programs — the first step is assuring calves receive high quality colostrum. Serum total protein measurements allows you to determine the success or failure of passive transfer of immunity from colostrum to the calf, and offers important insights into the farm’s colostrum feeding program as well as the status of individual calves. Elizabeth demonstrates how to collect, prepare and evaluate a blood sample for serum total proteins.
Newborn Calf Protocol In the Maternity Pen
There are several steps you should take while the calf is in the maternity pen to assure it gets off to a good start. In this video, Elizabeth explains how to evaluate overall vigor, methods to stimulate breathing, colostrum feeding and dipping the calf’s navel.
Referenced videos: see the complete list of Calf Management Tips videos for links to:
Colostrum IgG Testing With a Brix Refractometer
Esophageal Tube Feeding
Technical Tips In Dairy Calf Management
Managing Calves In Cold Weather