Building calf immunity

dairy calves

Building calf immunity is all about timing. The story starts with the dam before the calf is even born, and after birth, the newborn calf is particularly vulnerable to different pathogens at different ages. This article by Gene Boomer, a former technical services manager at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production explains the importance…

Managing for optimum milk quality

milk quality

Your ultimate mission as a dairy producer is producing the best possible quality milk, regardless of your volume goals. Milk quality is greatly affected by somatic cell count (SCC) and the presence of contaminants such as aflatoxins. The following article produced by our partners at Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, entitled: “Manage somatic cell count…

Towards a more resilient dairy herd

dairy herd

Dairy cows face many immune challenges that vary with seasons and production systems. The key to productivity is building a resilient that is herd able to perform optimally in the face of all the challenges they encounter. Dr Elliot Block, research fellow and director of technology at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, discusses…

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