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Many calf raisers feed waste, or otherwise termed unsaleable milk, as a method of reducing feed costs. This method is viable, and calves often do very well on discarded milk, however, a few considerations to management of waste milk should be taken into account to ensure that calves are receiving a high quality and nutritious product...

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This week Dr. Jason VanLueven, DVM shares his career path and the opportunities it has provided. There are many different opportunities for veterinarians in agriculture. Some veterinarians work in a clinic or make farm calls, others may provide technical support, and others still might just work on one farm. ALL of them are very important assets to the dairy...

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This week Dr. Biagiotti shares some of his views on calf raising with us! Dr. Biagiotti, is a veterinarian by training. He has practiced in conventional and organic dairy practice for over 3 decades. He has practiced in small herds using hand milkers, robotic herds, and huge modern dairies...

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Minerals are essential for all bodily functions and are vital for overall cow performance. Minerals are divided into two categories based on the quantity of the mineral required by the animal. Macro minerals are required in a larger amount as a percent of the diet dry matter, and trace minerals are required in smaller amounts as parts per million (ppm)...

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Tomahawk iL Zn is a natural feed additive for cattle that consists of yeast cell wall, yeast extracts, bacillus subtilis, yucca  and zinc methionine. This product was evaluated for effectiveness and economic return by a World Renowned Veterinary Group in the western United States...

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