The In’s and Out’s of Bacteria in Group Housed Calves

When farmers are considering going from individual housing to group housing, one of the main concerns is, “I don’t want to have more sick calves because they are spreading diseases to each other.” While that is a valid concern, there are many ways to mitigate the risk of disease transfer in a group-housed setting. Here’sContinue reading “The In’s and Out’s of Bacteria in Group Housed Calves”

Getting calves through times of variable weather

By: Brooke Vanderloop Managing calves in stable weather is one thing, but trying to keep them from getting sick when it’s 50F during the day and 20F at night is another. Times of transitional or variable weather (Hello March!) can really throw calves for a loop, whether they are inside or outside. Here are aContinue reading “Getting calves through times of variable weather”

Cleaning in Cold Weather

Cleaning calf equipment and housing in the cold weather is never a fun task. Speed up that process and improve sanitation by adding DK-ll to your protocol. Take a 5 step process down to two simple steps. Cold weather cleaning is a challenge in itself. It’s one thing to talk yourself into using water inContinue reading “Cleaning in Cold Weather”

Why we need to stop focusing on “square foot per calf”

Square foot per calf has become one of the most coined terms when talking about calf housing options. It is a “standard” that has been drilled into dairy farmers and calf raisers heads by every article, seminar, and talk on calf housing that’s out there.  While square foot per calf CAN be part of the equation, itContinue reading “Why we need to stop focusing on “square foot per calf””

Increase Sanitation without Spending More Time Cleaning

⬆️ Increase Efficiency ⬆️ Sanitation ⬆️ Calf performance ⬇️ Time spent cleaning ⬇️ Chemical Cost ⬇️ Water usage Increasing efficiency, sanitation, and calf performance is something that we are always looking to do! Many times, when you look to improve sanitation, you end up spending more time, more money on chemicals, and more water toContinue reading “Increase Sanitation without Spending More Time Cleaning”

Raising Calves: How to Keep Going When Things Get Tough

Things are challenging here right now, and it seems to pile on even more when things feel like they are completely out of your control. I’m not just writing this for you, I’m writing this for me too. Because no matter what you do, what you know, or how long you have been raising calves,Continue reading “Raising Calves: How to Keep Going When Things Get Tough”