Calves’ Health – a Mutual Passion of Me and a Calf Hutches Professional Calves’ Health – a Mutual Passion of Me and a Calf Hutches Professional

Calves’ Health – a Mutual Passion of Me and a Calf Hutches Professional

Recently I was invited by Cees van Dal, a producer of calf hutches, the so called CalfOtel hutches. He had just bought my EBook about curing calf scours and was curious about who the person behind this practical information was. Why did I make an EBook on calf scours? He was truly interested in what […]

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Calf Care – A Woman Knows Best How to Treat Calves Calf Care – A Woman Knows Best How to Treat Calves

Calf Care – A Woman Knows Best How to Treat Calves

Dairy cows are the life blood of every dairy operation. Raising new healthy dairy cows is just as important to secure the future of the dairy farm. It takes a skilled person who is able to take care of young calves and to grow them into future dairy cows. It is many times the wife […]

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Simplified management routines work well for this large dairy herd Simplified management routines work well for this large dairy herd

Simplified management routines work well for this large dairy herd

In this article on the website of Farmers Guardian, Martin Wheelton talks about some routines in his daily management he has simplified in order to being able to work more easily with a large dairy herd. This involves calving patterns, fertility management and calf rearing. Fertility monitoring Mr. Wheelton has implemented a simple system for […]

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Raising Young Dairy Calves Raising Young Dairy Calves

Raising Young Dairy Calves

The First Three Months Are the Most Important. The best guarantee to raise healthy and productive dairy cows lay in the first three months of the calf’s life. If you are not able to get the most out of this period, the chances for optimal growth and capability of producing and reproduction are reduced significantly. […]

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Calves’ Health – a Mutual Passion of Me and a Calf Hutches Professional

Calves’ Health – a Mutual Passion of Me and a Calf Hutches Professional

Recently I was invited by Cees van Dal, a producer of calf hutches, the so called CalfOtel hutches. He had just bought my EBook about curing calf scours and was curious about who the person behind this practical information was. Why did I make an EBook on calf scours? He was truly interested in what […]

Calf Care – A Woman Knows Best How to Treat Calves

Calf Care – A Woman Knows Best How to Treat Calves

Dairy cows are the life blood of every dairy operation. Raising new healthy dairy cows is just as important to secure the future of the dairy farm. It takes a skilled person who is able to take care of young calves and to grow them into future dairy cows. It is many times the wife […]

Simplified management routines work well for this large dairy herd

Simplified management routines work well for this large dairy herd

In this article on the website of Farmers Guardian, Martin Wheelton talks about some routines in his daily management he has simplified in order to being able to work more easily with a large dairy herd. This involves calving patterns, fertility management and calf rearing. Fertility monitoring Mr. Wheelton has implemented a simple system for […]

Raising Young Dairy Calves

Raising Young Dairy Calves

The First Three Months Are the Most Important. The best guarantee to raise healthy and productive dairy cows lay in the first three months of the calf’s life. If you are not able to get the most out of this period, the chances for optimal growth and capability of producing and reproduction are reduced significantly. […]

Calf diarrhea – What is happening inside the scouring calf?

Calf diarrhea – What is happening inside the scouring calf?

Today I want to tell a bit more about what is going on inside a calf when it is having scours, or diarrhea. This is important to know because when you understand the processes that are taking place inside the calf, you’ll know better how to respond the proper way. Although the causes of calf […]

Management is key factor in prevention of calf diseases.

Management is key factor in prevention of calf diseases.

Overcoming contagious diseases like pneumonia and calf scours can be very hard to realize. To be able to overcome these diseases as quickly as possible, a well designed management system is a key factor. It will also help to identify and eliminate the root causes. A good example of this approach can be found at […]

The challenges of taking care of a premature baby calf.

The challenges of taking care of a premature baby calf.

When a calf is born premature, it is a challenge for the calf to survive. Many times the organs are not fully grown and thus the calf has difficulties in its overall functions. When taking care of such a calf you should take this into account. A premature calf is usually a small calf with […]

Medication of calves – Use it the right way.

Medication of calves – Use it the right way.

Medication is used many times in young calves. If administered in the proper way the chances of recovery will increase a lot. But it is not always possible to treat calves with the best drug because of  its withdrawal period. Using drugs for recovery of sick calves is most of the time a good thing […]

Calf scours – How hobby farmers can also get over it quickly.

Calf scours – How hobby farmers can also get over it quickly.

Calf scours is not only a big problem for professional farmers. Hobby farmers, who only have a couple of calves, can have the same problems with calf scours. For them it is even more important to be able to recognize the early symptoms. I realized this when I came across this blog from Donna Allen […]

Homesteading on a 1881 farm in present day.

Homesteading on a 1881 farm in present day.

A unique perspective from someone who knows what she is doing. Modern day dairy farming has little to do with the way dairy farming was in the eighteen hundreds. The scale of today’s dairy farms is such that individual care and attention simply isn’t possible anymore. As a result a percentage of losses is taken […]

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