Calves, milk and bacteria: How clean is your kitchen?

Kelli Boylen for Progressive Dairyman Colostrum, milk and milk replacers are all excellent sources of nutrients for calves, but also for bacteria. Jenn Bentley of Iowa State University Extension says when that abundance of nutrients is combined with moisture, you have the key elements for bacterial proliferation, which can be detrimental to your calves’ health. […]

August Calf Blog

So how did everyone, or more importantly how did your calves do last month during that heat spell?  Let’s focus this month on the extreme heat and humidity events that the summer months bring.    Calves have heat stress just like any other animals.  Quite a few years ago I did some research on both heat […]

How many CALORIES do my Calves actually need?

Good sunny day here in the Midwest.  Finally some actual warm days where I don’t have to put layers on!  So with layers comes the question….How many calories do my calves actually need?  We usually talk in terms of solids when talking about nutrition in young calves.  Whether you feed whole milk or milk replacer […]

June Calf Blog

Good sunny day here in the Midwest.  Finally some actual warm days where I don’t have to put layers on!  So with layers comes the question….How many calories do my calves actually need?  We usually talk in terms of solids when talking about nutrition in young calves.  Whether you feed whole milk or milk replacer […]

May Calf Blog

So What Kind of Leader are You? So I look at myself and am always analyzing what I could do better when managing both calves and people. I certainly do not have all the answers.  So I look at myself and am always analyzing what I could do better when managing both calves and people. […]

April Calf Blog

April Showers Bring May Flowers ☔🌷By: Minnie Ward, Calf Star Midwest Sales Representative Well I can honestly say, I think the end of winter weather is in sight.  At least my water pails are not hockey pucks anymore! With April showers we typically find more respiratory issues with the moisture in the air.  If air exchanges […]

March Calf Blog

For the Luck of Calves!By: Minnie Ward, Calf Star Midwest Sales Representative I have a question for you this month.  How lucky are you feeling right now with your calf raising skills? Do you Feel Lucky? 🍀Boy, the past several months have been more than challenging.  First, lets say calves in cold weather climates pose a real […]