Hoof health and nutrition

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Many factors affect the health of your cows feet. Management factors such as providing a well drained environment, adequate...

Water quality for dairy cattle

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Wright - Dairy Cattle Nutritionist/OMAFRA Introduction Water is the most important nutrient for dairy cattle....

Stall lameness scoring

Source: proAction Use only with tie-stall systems where walking and observation of cattle is not practical, and where cattle are tied in and used to...

Lameness

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals - Dairy Cattle, Section 3.5 Lameness among dairy cows...

Preventing milk fevers

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Milk fever is one of the more expensive metabolic diseases faced by dairy producers. Costs can easily exceed $400/cow...

Four crucial components of calf care

Source: Alltech, Amie Peers Raising healthy heifers is a key component to making sure that future herds are high-production. Poor growth in young calves strongly impacts...

Colostrum for the dairy calf

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Brian Lang, Veal Specialist/OMAFRA The success of colostrum feeding to calves is built on four...

Quick guide to injury scoring

Source: proAction Hock Injury Scoring Condition of the hocks can be an important indicator of the abrasiveness of the resting surface, stall design, and cow comfort....

Are We Feeding Too Much Phosphorus?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The practice of feeding elevated phosphorus (P) levels has come under scrutiny recently as concern grows over the impact...

Improving the health of early-lactation dairy cows

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada On average, each of Canada's dairy cows produces 8,500 litres of milk per year. Farmers must monitor them closely in their...