• Got Water?

    Water plays a big role in enhancing starter intake, and in the quality and deliverance of milk replacer. There are many factors that influence the success of the pre-weaning period of a calf’s life. A large emphasis is often placed on the importance of providing good quality and consistent feed…

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  • Preventing Abomasal Bloat

    Challenges faced by calves such as abomasal bloat and rumen drinking can often be avoided by maintaining optimal management practices. Symptoms of abomasal bloat Abomasal bloat onset tends to be difficult to alleviate, and there are many factors that can contribute to its onset. Often, calves less than 2 weeks…

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  • Surplus Calf Care

    Providing top care to both replacement heifers and the surplus calf is of utmost importance to improve profitability for the dairy farmer and veal or beef producer. Changes to the surplus calf market Discussions around surplus calf care have increased in recent years due to the genetic advancements of sexed…

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  • Dairy calf laying in pen

    Improved Performance Through Weaning

    Weaning can be a stressful event for calves.  Taking the time to wean gradually can help reduce that stress and give the calf time to adjust their eating patterns to include more starter.  It is important to establish the right time to wean ensuring (a) the calf has received enough…

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  • 5c's of calf care - comfort, cleanliness, consistency, calories and colostrum

    5 C’s Of Calf Care

      Every producer has individual opportunities and challenges due to their housing environment and management strategy. The key to maximizing growth, health, and long-term profitability is establishing a sound system of care for your pre-ruminant livestock. No matter the system you choose, ensuring these 5 keys to management are acknowledged…

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  • Grober calf coat

    Grober Calf Coat

    Keep them warm and they will grow Did you know…when a calf is comfortable they will turn feed into gain more efficiently. In other words, a calf that isn’t comfortable will need more milk. Since keeping warm is energetically expensive it’s important to understand that a warm calf has more…

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  • Two Holstein dairy calves eating calf starter from trough

    Readiness to wean

    Grober Nutrition is invested to be at the frontier of young animal nutrition, and the Grober Young Animal Development Center (GYADC) is an opportunity to explore new developments in young animal husbandry and nutrition. During 2014, one of the trials at the GYADC focused on dietary and developmental needs of…

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  • Calf drinking from calf rail

    Calf Rail – A Pioneer in Automated Calf Feeding Systems

    During 2014, a trial at the Grober Young Animal Development Centre (GYADC) focused on the advancement of automating individual calf feeding systems using Förster Technic Calf Rail technology. This was the second year using the Förster Technic Calf Rail at the GYADC, where an accelerated ten week feeding program of…

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