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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Winterize Your Calf Feeding Program


Previous posts at Calf Sessions have presented ideas on ramping up your calf feeding program during winter cold stress. I recently combined those feed management ideas with basic environmental management in a movie format. The movie looks at the effect of environmental temperature changes on the calf, especially the young calf which is physiologically not very well equipped to handle environmental stresses.

When it comes to managing calves in cold weather there are a number of things you can do as the temperature drops. Managing the calf's environment through calf jackets, adequate bedding, minimizing drafts and exposure can have a big impact on the effectiveness of cold weather nutrition strategies. Increasing nutrient intake is a key component of successful cold weather management.

Rather than providing an extensive movie review, I'll let it speak for itself.






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