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Answers from the Heartland

  • Tom Boodle Joe Cassady
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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

  • Cold Stress. Baby calves

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    Feeding changes for winter. – Calf Jackets. – Bedding protocols. – Tip of the day

  • Disinfecting on the farm

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    Cleaning before disinfecting. - Using disinfectant. - Best ways to disinfect on the farm. – Using bleach, pros and cons. – Tip of the day.

  • Cleaning calf feeding equipment

    Monday, November 05, 2012

    Are cleaning protocols followed? – Why rinse equipment before washing? – Mixing soap and bleach, doing it right. - Tip of the day.

  • Growing heifer efficiency.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    Preventing inefficiencies. – Can environmental changes affect feed efficiencies? – Who can help increase the efficiencies on the farm? Tip of the Day.

  • Seasonal needs for milk feed calves

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    How much do needs change from summer to fall? – How critical is it to get enough milk calories into the calf? – Tip of the Day

  • Down Time

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    How critical is time off? – Accidents and other problems. – How much time off do you need? – Excuses for not getting away. – Tip of the Day

  • Fall Barn Management.

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    Getting barns ready for fall: Cleaning: wood surfaces, fans, curtains and more. Tip of the day