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keeping-calves-cool
11
Feb

Top tips for keeping calves cool in the hot weather

Hot and humid weather can take its toll on people, but calves are also susceptible to heat stress. To ensure calves stay healthy and maintain their growth rates, it’s important to keep them cool and comfortable during the sticky summer months. The hot Summer months are certainly upon us here in Australia so here’s how...
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pre-weaning-nutrition
29
Jan

Think differently about pre-weaning nutrition

Recently the MaxCare team attended International Dairy Week (IDW)  which is the largest expo event in the Australian dairy industry. MaxCare were proud sponsors of this key dairy event and hosted a seminar titled ‘Think differently about pre-weaning nutrition’ which was presented by renown ruminant nutritionist, Dr Ian Sawyer. Dr Ian Sawyer has been an...
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pre-weaning-nutrition
17
Jan

What impact does pre-weaning nutrition have on the long-term profitability of your herd?

Another calf rearing season is fast approaching so it’s important we start to consider what we want to achieve. It’s vital that we get our pre-weaning nutrition right to get the best possible results. MaxCare Business Manager, Tom Newton said “better nutrition for your calves will deliver a better return on your investment. An investment...
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international-dairy week
14
Jan

MaxCare heads to International Dairy Week

International Dairy Week (IDW) is the largest expo event in the Australian dairy industry. IDW Australia is a forum to showcase the latest developments in Australian dairy cattle, farming practices, dairy knowledge, breeding and genetics, machinery, equipment and technology, environmental management and services.  Held during the third week of January each year IDW is the...
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feeding-calves
13
Dec

Getting it Right: Feeding Calves in a Group Housing Facility

In the sixth free webinar of the DeLaval Calf College series, Dr. Robert James, PhD., reviewed the options for feeding calves in group housing facilities. He noted that a successful group calf feeding operation provides the opportunity to: utilize a higher plane of nutrition – equating to smaller, more frequent meals; capture genetic potential through better feeding...
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fortified-milk-guidelines
07
Dec

Fortified Milk Guidelines

What is fortified milk? Fortified milk is “the addition of calf milk replacer to whole milk”. This provides a high energy, high protein feed in a smaller volume than would otherwise be required to achieve a similar nutritional content if using whole milk or calf milk replacer alone. Why use fortified milk? High protein and...
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dairy-farmers-of-tomorrow
02
Dec

Supporting Australian school students and the dairy farmers of tomorrow.

MaxCare are proud to be the Major Supply Partner of the Cows Create Careers program. As part of this partnership, Cows Create Careers and MaxCare offered schools and students across Australia the exciting opportunity to produce a 60-second commercial promoting the Australian dairy industry and to explain why the brightest and the best students should...
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Cows-create-careers- winner-announced
27
Nov

Winner of Cows Create Careers Advert Challenge Announced

Thank you to all those who voted for their favourite Cows Create Careers advertisement. We are pleased to announce that the winner of the MaxCare advertisement competition, promoting MaxCare Premium is Cessnock High School (Official) !!! Well done to Cessnock High School and all those who entered. Here’s the winning advert!
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cows-create-careers
23
Nov

Burnie High School students are finalists in the MaxCare Cows Create Careers competition

Burnie High School agriculture students are finalists in a national competition and they need Coasters help to vote so they can win. The Cows Create Careers program involved all grade 8, 9 and 10 agriculture students raising calves and then creating advertisements for MaxCare to sell their milk. Burnie High School teacher Steph Prendergast said Dairy Australia told her...
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