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”

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Weighing Your Calves

Weighing calves multiple times before they go into the milking herd is beneficial for many reasons. We’re just going to cover a few of the reasons when and why we weigh every single calf that comes in and goes out of our barn. When? At birthWhy?You need a starting point. We use this weight toContinue reading “3 Reasons Why You Should Be Weighing Your Calves”

Hidden Bacteria in Your Auto Feeder

Auto feeders are great, they can help relieve many common issues with calf raising. Some issues an auto feeder may resolve could be insufficient employees, wanting to feed more volume or increase feeding frequency but not having the equipment or time, and many other challenges that come with calf raising. While they do offer reliefContinue reading “Hidden Bacteria in Your Auto Feeder”