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colostrum-myths
28
Feb

Don’t Let These 3 Colostrum Myths Bust Your Calves

In order for calves to get off to the right start they need to be fed at least 4L of good quality colostrum within the first few hours of life. This has been well known for decades, yet some producers still make their colostrum quality decisions based on myths instead of facts.  In a recent William...
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Cows-Create-Careers
26
Jan

Taree Christian College sing Australian dairy’s praises.

MaxCare are proud to be the Major Supply Partner of Dairy Australia’s 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 best and brightest students should...
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cows-create-careers
11
Nov

Vote for your favourite Cows Create Careers Video

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 the exciting opportunity to produce a 60-second commercial as to why the best and brightest should work in the dairy industry. We now need your help...
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cow-create-careers-dairy-australia
24
Oct

Vote for your favourite Cows Create Careers Advert

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 the exciting opportunity to produce an advertisement to promote MaxCare Premium Calf Milk Replacer. We now need your help in deciding which school will win the...
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Colostrum-quality
17
Oct

Colostrum Quality Influences Long-term Health

The colostrum you fed a heifer calf this morning is one of the main predictors of her health as both a calf and a cow. What factors influence the quality of that colostrum? Sheila McGuirk, retired Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, discusses issues that can affect colostrum quality, and how it...
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calf-rearing
04
Oct

The Scouring Calf – What are the causes and how to diagnose.

Without a doubt, dealing with scouring calves is the biggest challenge for the calf rearer, and the biggest threat to calf survival. Understanding the causes of neonatal diarrhoea (scours) is important, so that appropriate prevention and treatment can be instigated. What are the main causes of early scours? Is there something wrong with the immune...
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MaxCare-Workshop
18
Sep

MaxCare Rearing Calves Workshop with Dr Bob James

MaxCare are delighted to present Dr Bob James, a world-renowned calf rearing expert. Dr Bob James years of experience and research, questions the status quo of current calf rearing practices, revealing that no matter what size or system your dairy farm, how a calf starts its life impacts the lifetime performance of that heifer as...
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calf-feeding-equipment
12
Aug

Keep Your Calf Kitchen Clean with these 5 Tips

Nobody wants to eat off a dirty plate or have their food prepared in a nasty kitchen. The same goes for calves! Here are five tips to help keep your calf kitchen clean and tidy: 1. A Triple Threat – Using the combination of a detergent, disinfectant and sanitizer is a great way to minimize bacterial growth in the calf kitchen....
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rearing-calves
18
Jul

Beware of Abomassal Bloat with Winter Feeding Changes

Frigid winter weather ushers in a host of challenges for dairy operations, including keeping newborn calves alive and thriving. Increasing liquid nutrients to young calves is widely recommended and implemented in cold climates. Because milk or milk replacer is the sole source of nutrition that can be digested by calves 3 weeks old and younger,...
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