Rumen Drinkers – There’s One in Every Crowd

Rumen Drinkers – There’s One in Every Crowd

Digestive and metabolic upsets are just some of the challenges in pre-weaned calf rearing. Rumen drinking is a condition that occurs when milk is ingested into the rumen in large quantities. Rumen drinking has been linked to decreased passage rate, reduced digestion...
Using a Calf Blanket Effectively

Using a Calf Blanket Effectively

Why should you use a calf blanket? Calf blankets are a great tool to help a young calf regulate body temperature. When a calf is born, they are not capable of regulating body temperature Calves are born with very little brown fat (1-3% on average for a 100 lb calf) –...
Water – the forgotten nutrient

Water – the forgotten nutrient

Water is the nutrient required in greatest quantity by young animals accounting for 70-75% of a young animal’s body weight. It is often overlooked as an essential nutrient. Water is needed daily for the transport or nutrients, the excretion of waste products (urine...