Calf Nutrition
Calves left to suckle the dam for colostrum intake are at a greater risk of low antibody absorption and increased morbidity and mortality. Research has shown that dairy calves should be actively fed good quality colostrum as soon as possible after birth in order to benefit in the short and long term. Active feeding involves...
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Dr Bob James, professor emeritus of Dairy Science and Virginia Tech University, discusses the importance of good colostrum management. Dr James said colostrum contained a raft of components that were important to the calf and should be fed for longer than previously recommended. All the focus had been on one component in colostrum — Immunoglobulin...
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Recently at the Dairy Research Foundation’s 2018 Symposium. Dr James called for farmers to completely rethink their approach to feeding calves. He challenged them to think about what they fed, how much they fed, how often they fed it and how they assessed the success of their calf-feeding systems. Dr James said he wanted farmers...
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At MaxCare we are dedicated to animal nutrition however, we realise we only have a certain capacity within our own team. We rely heavily on external advice and we have the utmost respect for the team at Feedworks, specifically, Dr Ian Sawyer for his knowledge in the ruminant nutrition field. Dr Ian Sawyer has been an...
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Our Sales Manager, Rocket was lucky enough to catch up with Dr Bob James whilst he was in Sydney for this year’s Dairy Research Symposium. Dr. Robert “Bob” James is an industry leading expert on calf feeding and management. He is a professor emeritus of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech University, and has a calf and...
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A calf’s health and well-being within its first year of life is crucial for its ongoing development and growth. Without proper nutrition calves can suffer from reduced immunity, higher susceptibility to disease and impaired potential Growth. Calf Milk Replacer (CMR) is a practical nutritional feeding option that can help ensure the best growth and development...
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