Young calf respiratory disease can take a heavy toll on the health of your animals and your finances. That's why getting young calves off to a healthy start can benifit a cow/calf operation in numerous ways.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has proposed using polled genetics as an alternative to dehorning. However, there are few polled dairy sires with high genetic merit for important economic indexes.
With varying degrees of success, different supplements – including seaweed - have been fed to cattle in an effort to reduce methane emissions. A new product developed by a Swiss firm is achieving positive results.