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Answers from the Heartland

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  • Calf and heifer specialist Angie Metcalf, along with Mike Austin, farm director, provide current and up-to-date information on how to put the Y.E.P. (Yield, Efficiency, and Profit) into your calf and heifer raising operations.

Episode List

  • Healthy Calves

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    What can we do? - What to watch for in newborn calves. - Determining what health issues you are dealing with? - How do calves get infected? Tip of the day

  • Building calf barns

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    What to do when you start planning a calf barn. -Ventilation in the Barn. -Recommended bedding area. Importance or air flow. -Tip of the day.

  • Newborn calves

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    How can we prevent calf injuries in the maternity areas? - What should we watch for in newborns? - How critical is it to get the calf away from the cow before she gets up? - Tip of the Day.

  • IGG’s

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    IGG’s - Maternal antibodies. - Two types of IGGs. - Where are IGG’s found and how are they used? - What are products and supplements that have IGG, twos’? - Tip of the day.

  • Managing passive transfer

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    What is passive transfer? - How can farms check for passive transfers? - What are the recommended levels? - What do you do if your levels are low? - Tip of the day.

  • Spring Hutch Management Tips.

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    What should we be watching for when snow melts around hutches? Preventing broken hutches. How do you management moisture and temp changes? Tip of the day.

  • Protocols for Colostrum

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    The best way to freeze colostrum? - How do you thaw colostrum? - Tips on feeding colostrum. - Tip of the day.

  • Managing heifer inventories.

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013

    Why is there an increase in inventories? - Handling excess inventories. - Figuring out how many heifers you need. Tip of the day.

  • Partners in the Dairy industry

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013

    Who can make up your Farm Team? – What can Angie provide for your farm? – How can you determine who you should be working with on your farm? Tip of the day.