Recent Stories by Maureen Hanson
Dec 08, 2019 by Maureen Hanson
The national dairy animal care standards program will be updated to its fourth rendition, starting January 1, 2020.
Apr 06, 2019 by Maureen Hanson
The more difficulty a cow has giving birth, the more challenging life in the outside world will be for her calf, according to New York Calf and Heifer Specialist Sam Leadley.
Apr 05, 2019 by Maureen Hanson
A growing body of evidence suggests there are wide-reaching benefits to following colostrum with several feedings of transition milk.
Apr 04, 2019 by Maureen Hanson
Pregnant heifers are one cohort on dairies that don’t need nutrient-rich diets. In fact, over-feeding mature heifers can lead to excess fat deposition, which may cause calving difficulties and challenging lactation transitions.
Feb 08, 2019 by Maureen Hanson
Both colostrum and oral vaccines are critical to immune development and disease prevention in newborn calves. But they should not be given at the same time.