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Cost Comparison of Various Calf Feeding Programs
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Cost Comparison of Various Calf Feeding Programs

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Evaluation of costs of feeding pasteurized milk to calves compared to other systems considering current market conditions. More
Body Condition Scoring as a Tool for Dairy Herd Management
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Body Condition Scoring as a Tool for Dairy Herd Management

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones, Virginia A. Ishler

Body condition scoring evaluates fatness or thinness according to a five-point scale and scores are used to fine-tune dairy nutrition and health. More
Examples of Cows at Various Body Condition Scores
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Photos demonstrate dairy cows with a range of body condition scores. Each photo includes key observations at that score. More
Table: Comparison of Commercial Electrolyte Products
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Summary of selected nutrients in commercial oral rehydration products. Table assumes products are mixed with water according the manufacturer's directions. More
Photos of Rumen Development
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Photos of Rumen Development

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

This series of photos illustrates the process of rumen development in dairy calves. More
Monitoring Dairy Heifer Growth
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Monitoring Dairy Heifer Growth

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

Success of a heifer-rearing program can be evaluated by monitoring height and weight of heifers and comparing the results against the herd's growth goals. More
Feed Efficiency in Dairy Heifers
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Feed Efficiency in Dairy Heifers

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

Discussion of ways to improve feed efficiency in dairy heifers. More
Milk Replacer Costs and Your Options
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Milk Replacer Costs and Your Options

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Discussion of whey protein prices, alternative proteins, cost comparisons, and considerations for feeding waste milk. More
Milk Components: Understanding Milk Fat and Protein Variation in Your Dairy Herd
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Description of variation found in production of milk components, factors that contribute to this variation, and strategies to improve component production. More
Learn To Score Body Condition
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Learn To Score Body Condition

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

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Learn to assign body condition scores for dairy cattle on a 5-point scale by evaluating specific areas of the pelvis and loin. More
Feeding Acidified Milk to Calves
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Feeding Acidified Milk to Calves

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

This article describes reasons for acidifying milk or milk replacer and examines research on acidified milk feeding systems. More
Using the Calf Milk Pasteurization Evaluator Spreadsheet
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Instructions for using the Calf Milk Pasteurization Evaluator spreadsheet, interpreting its output, and estimating waste milk supply and demand. More
New Thoughts, Old Question: Should We Feed Calves Forage?
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Feeding forage to calves has been debated for years. Fermentation of grain is essential for rumen development, but sometimes calves perform better with hay. More
Colostrum Supplements and Replacer
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Colostrum Supplements and Replacer

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Colostrum products can be valuable tools to increase calf immunity. This article describes the composition and effectiveness of colostrum supplements and replacers. More
Composition and Hygiene of Colostrum on Modern Pennsylvania Dairy Farms
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Nutrient, immunoglobulin, and bacterial content of modern colostrum and discussion of colostrum source and volume. More
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