Calf Nutrition Technical Articles


Article published the August 26, 2021:

Nutrient Absorption and Health in Young Calves

Introduction At birth, the rumen is non-functional, making calves pre-ruminants. By weaning, the rumen is the principal site of volatile fatty acid (VFA) absorption, responsible for over 50% of all VFA&nb...
Author/s :
Anne Laarman
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Article published the April 21, 2021:

Mortality rate in dairy calves in Chile and the association with waste milk feeding, a pilot study

INTRODUCTION Raising healthy calves is the foundation for a sustainable and profitable dairy herd. Dam nutrition during the last trimester, calving supervision/assistance, maternity facilities hygiene, umbilic...
Author/s :
Juan Manuel Sanhueza
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Article published the February 17, 2021:

Actisaf® Sc 47 yeast probiotic boosts feed efficiency and performance

Feeding the world’s population during this challenging period will require to improve feed efficiency and fiber degradation to benefit global food production. Phileo by Lesaffre wishes to assist custom...
Author/s :
Maxime BricheMohamed Mammeri
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Article published the October 8, 2020:

Successful weaning of calves

THE PHASES OF THE RAISING PROCESS Under intensive systems, the stage called Calf Rearing lasts approximately up to 60 days (30-60 days) and has three important phases:   1. Pre-ruminant phase - in which...
Author/s :
Daniel Werner
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Article published the November 8, 2019:

Solid growth starts with proper nutrition

The objective of raising beef cattle is to obtaining good quality meat in a short period of time. Prerequisite for that is a healthy herd that turns feed into body mass, under optimal growing conditions where a...
Author/s :
Valentin Nenov
368 1
Article published the January 10, 2019:

Management of Replacement Dairy Heifers for Best Behavior

Introduction Despite many advances in our knowledge of calf management, the dairy industry continues to be challenged with finding ways to raise replacement dairy heifer calves in such a manner that not only o...
Author/s :
Trevor DeVries
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Article published the October 10, 2018:

Fetal programming: Providing prenatal nutrients to enhance calf development

When a cow becomes pregnant, some of the nutrients it consumes will be used by the developing calf. There is no other time in the calf’s life when the development of tissues, organs and systems is occurri...
Author/s :
Dr. Steve Blezinger
490 2
Article published the March 15, 2018:

Changes in serum IgG and total protein concentrations in calves fed differing amounts of colostrum replacer

Introduction Acquisition of passive immunity is essential to calf health and growth. Provision of IgG using colostrum replacer (CR) products is increasingly common in the industry, but few data are available t...
Author/s :
Jim Quigley
502 1
Article published the July 31, 2017:

XTRACT® a suitable tool to support pre-weaning challenges in veal and replacement calves

Introduction:In cattle farming, pre-weaning is a critical phase. During the first months of their life, young calves are prone to numerous stresses and challenges. Risks are increased by the fact that their dig...
Author/s :
Josselin le Cour Grandmaison
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Article published the February 17, 2017:

Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water Improves Health Performance of Young Calves

Background Water is the most important nutrient for calves and plays an important role as solvent of nutrients, rumen development, thermoregulation and other functions in the body. In addition other researcher...
Author/s :
Jill AndersonMaristela Rovainirosh senevirathne
480 1
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