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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

  • Tube Feeding of Dairy Calves

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013

    How critical is it to know how to tube feed a calf? – Fear of tubing. – Tips on how to tube correctly. – Tip of the day.

  • Coccidiosis in dairy calves.

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013

    What is it and how does the animal become infected. – How can it be prevented? – What do you do if a calf develops Coccidiosis? – Tip of the day.

  • Dealing with pneumonia in dairy calves

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013

    The difference between bacterial and viral pneumonia and how to help. - Is there a best time to catch the symptoms? – What to do nutritionally. – Tip of the day.

  • Weaning strategies for dairy calves

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013

    Recommended age for weaning. - Is there a best way to wean a calf? – Post weaning period. – Tip of the day.

  • Dry Cows

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    What to watch out for in dry cow areas. - Can improper care effect their next lactations? - How cow care affects calf care. - Tip of the day.

  • Tips for Wisconsin Producers

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Taking good care of your self. - Handy tips for clothing and tools. - Staying Hydrated. - Protecting against the cold.

  • Pasteurizing colostrum

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012

    Why pasteurize? Recommendations for pasteurizing. - Is there a trend toward pasteurizing colostrums? Tip of the day

  • Dehorning

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012

    What age is recommended? – Paste options. – What happens with paste after two days of age? – Dehorning older calves. Tip of the Day

  • Electrolytes

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012

    Giving electrolytes to baby calves in winter. - Understanding what’s in electrolytes.- Having more than one electrolyte on the farm. Tip of the day.