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Calf Nutrition
cows-milk
MaxCare explores 5 commonly raised comments about feeding your calves cow’s milk instead of calf milk replacer. “I believe that whole milk is best for my calves.” Due to changes in feed rations and the focus on milk production, the composition of cow’s milk has changed in recent decades. The fat content has risen, and,...
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automatic-calf-feeders
Dr Bob James, professor emeritus of Dairy Science and Virginia Tech University, discusses the advantages of automatic calf feeders. Dr James said smart calf-rearing systems with automatic feeders provided the opportunity to mimic nature. They also provided a raft of data to help manage and assess performance. He said he originally had some doubts about...
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calf-rearing-basics
Learning and implementing the calf rearing basics will ultimately save time, money and result in healthier calves –  this was the key message delivered by Dr. Gemma Chuck from Apiam Animal Health at a recent dairy discussion group in South West Victoria. Dr. Chuck explained that understanding, testing and feeding high-quality colostrum is essential for...
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tube-teat-feeders
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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cows-milk
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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calf-feeding-regimes-need-to-change
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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young-animal-nutrition
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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calf-rearing
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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maxcare-calf-milk-replacer
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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