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tube-teat-feeders
16
Oct

Teat or tube feeder?

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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the-importance-of-colostrum
14
Oct

The importance of colostrum.

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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MaxCare-customer
08
Oct

A few words from a long-term MaxCare customer.

Peter Garrett from Argyle Dairy on the Darling Downs has been a long-term MaxCare customer, using our MaxCare Ultimate product through an automatic calf feeding system. Peter’s family have been dairying on the Darling Downs since 1926. His ancestors immigrated here from Birmingham to find few creature comforts and a dairy herd. It is this...
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calf-feeding-regimes-need-to-change
26
Sep

Feeding regimes need to change according to Dr Bob James.

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
13
Sep

An in-depth discussion with Dr Ian Sawyer about 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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maxcare-new-zealand
05
Sep

Introducing our newest team member – Philip Spies

With our expansion the MaxCare range of calf milk replacers into the New Zealand market our MaxCare team has grown again. We’re pleased to introduce our newest team member, Philip Spies who will be looking after MaxCare sales in New Zealand. Philip will be responsible for selling our full range of milk replacers across the North...
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calf-rearing
31
Aug

Top calf rearing tips according to Dr Bob James

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-new-zealand
29
Aug

MaxCare launches into the New Zealand market.

We’re excited to announce that our range of milk replacers are now available in New Zealand, exclusively through PGG Wrightson who have over 90 stores across the North and South Island. Being the leading provider to the agricultural sector, PGG Wrightson offer a wide range of products, services and solutions to growers, farmers and processors...
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cows-create-careers-program
07
Aug

Cows Create Careers Program

MaxCare – Supporting the Australian Dairy Industry. MaxCare are proud to be the Major Supply partner of the Cows Create Careers program. This program helps to provide practical, insightful dairy industry education and career opportunities to secondary school students across Australia. The Cows Create Careers program was started by the Strzelecki Lions Club in Gippsland, Victoria...
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