Herd Health

photo of calf with pink eyeThe Importance of Colostrum and Use of Colostrum Replacements in Newborn Calves

(February 2014) It is crucial that newborn calves get off to a good start and one of the most important things that needs to happen at birth is the adequate consumption of high-quality colostrum by the newborn calf. There are situations that could impact the quality and quantity of colostrum available to newborn calves. In these situations, colostrum replacement products may need to be considered. Learn more.

Impacts of Cold Weather on Calf Weights

(February 2014) UNL beef researchers studied the effect of colder than normal temperatures on calf birth weights in a six-year study in the 1990's and found a impact on the birth weights. With this winter's colder than normal temperatures what should you be watching for? Learn more.


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