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10 tips for raising calves in cold weather

Written by PD Editor Karen Lee

Dr. Noah Litherland at the University of Minnesota said he’d rather raise calves in winter. There are no flies, bacteria are frozen and calves eat starter earlier, but challenges still exist.

Cold stress works against a calf program’s goal to develop a strong and growthy calf. Feeding and management will need to be adjusted in winter to enable calves to grow, resist disease and minimize stress.

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The future of your dairy starts in the calving pen

Written by Jorge Delgado

You selected the best bulls to ensure the future of your dairy, but what happens in the first hours when the calves are born is what really ensures their genetics will reach their full potential.

When was the last time you did a self-audit of your calving pen and reviewed the protocols for receiving newborns?

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Transitioning to robotic technologies: Automatic calf feeding systems

Written by Holly Harper

Dr. Jud Heinrichs, a Penn State University professor of dairy science, and Jared Yousey, a DeLaval herd management specialist, both spoke about the strengths and challenges of group calf housing and automatic calf feeding systems during the Precision Dairy Technology Forum.

Both presentations had the same main theme: proper hands-on management of an automatic feeding system in a group-housed environment can yield excellent results.

Editor's Note: This is the second of two articles on the Precision Dairy Technology Forum hosted by Penn State University.

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6 steps for holding employee performance discussions: Conquering the difficult performance talk

Written by Lori Culler

Sugar Creed Farms When was the last time you were frustrated with an employee? Perhaps it was this morning. Perhaps it has occurred too many times with a particular employee.

We are so busy on the farm, the milking can’t wait, so much to get done and there is never enough time.

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