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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

  • Automated Calf Feeders

    Tuesday, June 05, 2012

    How they work. – How much are calves fed on the auto feeders? – Positives and negatives. - Tip of the Day.

  • Pasteurizers.

    Friday, May 25, 2012

    Pasteurizing waste or transition milk. – How often should the pasteurizer be checked? – Do pasteurizers help calf’s grow faster? How much pasteurized milk should be fed to calves?

  • Heat Stress.

    Friday, May 25, 2012

    When are calves considered under heat stress? - Symptoms of heat stress. – Things to prevent heat stress. – Negative side effects of heat stress. Tip of the Day

  • Newborn Calf Care

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    Do I leave the calf with the cow? – Dipping Navels – Shavings VS Straw bedding – Feeding issues. – Tips of the Day.

  • Preparing for summer pasture season

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    Getting animals ready for pasture season. - Heifer growth throughout summer. – Prevent or limit loss of conditioning. Is pasturing heifers good? – Tips of the Day

  • Water quality testing

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Main reasons for testing. - In what ways can water be harmful to calves? - What should we be testing for? - Tips of the Day