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Stress causes many changes in the gut of the animal. Studies have shown several unhealthy changes in the gut environment for individuals exposed to stress...

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Bovine colostrum is abundant in many bioactive factors that improve immune function and development. Colostrum’s dense combination of nutrients, antimicrobial factors, growth factors, anti-inflammatories and nutrients may be an enticing alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of calf scours...

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Providing the best nutrition for your calves is more than just formulating a starter feed! This week we are fortunate to get to learn a little more about what goes into effective calf feeding from Michelle Vannewkirk...

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This week I am excited to be summarizing an interview I did with someone who I consider a very good friend and mentor! His name is Bob Hostetler. Over the span of his career Bob has worked as a Dairy Nutritionist and a Life Coach.  Bob got his start working with Milk Products, and overtime had experience working with Cargill and as an Independent Dairy Calf Consultant. Bob has always had a passion for youngstock and young people. Not only has been a great resource for raising calves, but he also enjoys being there to support and mentor those who are just beginning their careers in the dairy industry...

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In the calf world we talk a lot about average daily gain and the effects that better gains early on in life have on lifetime production. Although gains early on in life are important and do affect productivity, much of the growth and development affecting lifetime productivity may be taking place in utero, even before the calf is even born...

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