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Best Management Practices For Raising Dairy Calves From Birth To Weaning, Alexa Cabral Mar 2014

Best Management Practices For Raising Dairy Calves From Birth To Weaning, Alexa Cabral

Dairy Science

There are many different ways to raise calves on dairy farms in the United States. The way calves are raised can depend on the resources, natural environment and operation of the farm. There is no right or wrong way to raise calves. However, the aim of raising calves is to find the best way to raise a healthy calf so that she will become a productive cow. The objective of this literature review was to determine the ideal management practices for raising a healthy calf from birth to weaning. This literature analyzed numerous articles that covered all aspects of calf ...


Effects Of Alternative Protein Milk Replacer Versus All-Milk Protein Milk Replacer On Weight Gain And Grain Intake In Pre-Weaned Dairy Calves, Kayla Sandoval Mar 2014

Effects Of Alternative Protein Milk Replacer Versus All-Milk Protein Milk Replacer On Weight Gain And Grain Intake In Pre-Weaned Dairy Calves, Kayla Sandoval

Dairy Science

The objective of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in weight gain and grain intake between Holstein calves fed milk replacer with an alternative protein source and an all-milk replacer. The study took place on a large commercial calf operation in the Central Valley of California. All calves on trial were Holstein bull calves and started the trial within three to ten days of birth. Calves on trial were weighed a total of four times. The 236 treatments did not start until the second weight was measured at about 30 days of age and was ...