Protect calves' respiratory systems this fall

Changing weather conditions can create respiratory challenges for calves. Cooling temperatures in fall and big temperature swings between day and night can lead to stress and wear on calves’ immune systems.

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Optimizing Respiratory Health in Calf Barns

As dairy farms grow and expand their milking herd numbers, so does the dairy replacement herd.

With 8 percent of the total number of cows represented by preweaned calves, the number of calves for operations 500 cows and larger can be a minimum of 40 calves on milk at one time. With more calves to feed as the dairy operations grow, time, labor and facilities devoted to the replacement herd also increases.



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