USA calf-rearing expert impressed by BioCalf and BioBoost

Newborn calves

Prevention is better than cure, and probiotics – fed at the right concentrations – are a natural way to achieve it, says USA calf-rearing specialist David Kuehnel.

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Probiotics serious contributor to calf health and growth

Newborn calves

There are some big points in the probiotic conversation that haven’t been widely shared. Nor are they well understood.

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Probiotics helping calves reach goal weights six weeks earlier

Newborn calves

Mainstream drugs have been largely kicked to the curb by the inclusion of two natural probiotic products in Josh and Nicole Gillie’s busy calf-rearing operation at Tongala in northern Victoria.

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Newborn calves are like cancer patients

Newborn calves

A newborn calf’s immunity is similar to that of a cancer patient, according to one of Australia’s premier dairy veterinarians, Rob Bonanno.

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Biocalf for healthy calves in unique operation

Newborn calves

Gary and Anne Budge have grown their business by growing their calves … and selling them.

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Natural product delivering quantifiable results

Newborn calves

A family operation that calved down 850 cows this spring has slashed antibiotic use in its calves by up to 70%.

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Predicting the future

Newborn calves

DASCO led the way when it introduced Ready-To-Use Redene (RTU) teat spray to Australia’s dairy community back in 2000.

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Calf Shed Hygiene – Keeping it clean

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The challenge with calf sheds, is that you’re housing calves with little immune function in an intense non-sterile environment.

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Calf rearing challenges

BRENDAN JOHNSON Calf Rearing Specialist

There is no handy “one size fits all” when it comes to rearing calves.

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Potent new probiotic negates antibiotic use

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Hooper Farms has eliminated antibiotic use in its calf shed after introducing a potent new probiotic range to its Gippsland operation.

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Calf feeding – key points to managing colostrum

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While for many years Australian dairy farmers have recognised the importance of their calves receiving maternal colostrum, it continues to be an evolving story. The reality is that a calf is born with no immunity.

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Improve your calf feeding – taking the labour out of laboriously thawing colostrum

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Manually thawing colostrum for 20 new-born calves in a day is no-one’s idea of a great time.

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The power of shared knowledge

Newborn calves

Few things are as frustrating as high Thermoduric and Bactoscan counts.

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Water quality and temperature can be the enemy

Newborn calves

Two critical areas are often overlooked in the dairy washdown space.

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Teat hygiene has never been more critical

Newborn calves

Teat hygiene has never been more critical

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Two clear advantages on new calf tube-feeder

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The Trusti Tuber has two significant design advantages which have drawn the praise of well-known veterinarian Rob Bonanno.

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Biggest single improvement our dairy – Triangular Vented liners

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“Biggest single improvement our dairy”

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Liner choice critical in achieving low BMCC

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Colin and Tracy Haberfield dropped their bulk milk cell count (BMCC) from routine peaks of 200,000 down to an average of 80,000 with just one change.

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Boumatic Guardian ll – Easy, accurate & repeatable

Newborn calves

Easy, accurate & repeatable: GUARDIAN II – CIP AUTO WASH SYSTEM 

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