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...

Prototheca – unseen danger

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs An invisible intruder has been threatening the udder health of herds on some Ontario dairy farms. High...

Nutritional changes that reduce greenhouse gases

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada The most significant source of methane from dairy farms originates from cows as they digest feed. As the feed is...

6 tips for managing your dairy this winter

Source: Alltech BEDDING Winter temperatures bring additional challenges and considerations to the table for dairy producers. As temperatures drop, calves’ energy requirements increase. Calves under 21...

Mastitis

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals - Dairy Cattle, Section 3.6 Mastitis is an inflammation of...

Variability of nutrient content in feed ingredients – what effect it has on nutrient...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Ron Lackey - Feed Ingredients and By-products Specialist/OMAFRA Environmental Importance Of Nutritional Strategies Adopting nutritional strategies...