Housing

Dairy Calf Care - Purdue Dairy Team

This video talks about calf housing and feeding recommendations from birth until they are weaned onto dry food.
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Ventilating Calf Barns for Cold Weather

Food, water, shelter, clothes and sleep are all things we take for granted. Without any of these basic things, life itself becomes difficult for us, if not impossible.

The basic needs of calves are not much different than ours. Simply put, three basic things are required: an ample supply of draft-free fresh air, a dry comfortable rest area and sufficient food and water to meet their energy requirements.

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Cold Weather Calf Management

Sound management practices help calves thrive in cold weather.

Cold weather can cause young calves to use excessive energy. It is stressful and puts their health at risk. But, by thinking ahead and using sound management practices, producers can minimize those risks and help their calves thrive.

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Cold Weather Calf Care - Checklist

Are you using effective cold weather calf care procedures? Do they provide the opportunity for your employees to provide quality calf care? Let’s consider your cold weather calf care procedures. Compare your actions with the standards in this checklist.

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DCHA - Gold Standards II

Production and performance standards established for Holstein heifers,
from 6 months of age to freshening, across the United States.

DCHA - Gold Standards I

Production and performance standards established for Holstein calves, from birth to 6 months of age, across the United States.

DCHA - Gold Standards III

Animal welfare standards for rearing dairy calves and heifers, from birth to freshening, across the United States.

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