Posted on February 17, 2016 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
By Ann Hoskins, Vita Plus calf products coordinator
Getting calves off to a good start is key to long-term health and performance.
This starts in the maternity pen. It is vital that the calving area is clean, dry, provides ample space for calving, and is comfortable for the cow. For newborn calves – and their immune systems – the goal is to provide the best environment possible. That is one that is free of manure and allows for an easy entrance into the world.