Measure Calves and Make it Matter – Cody Yanzick, Vita Plus

Posted on December 20, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
By Cody Yanzick, Vita Plus dairy specialist Let’s say your heifer program is struggling.  Animals are getting bred and entering the milking herd later than they should.  You know you need to make changes, but you’re not sure where to start. The old adage – you can’t manage it if you don’t measure it –

Dr. Don Niles – Using Records to Monitor Calf Performance

Posted on November 9, 2012 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
A veterinarian by training, Dr. Don Niles, co-owner and manager of Dairy Dreams, LLC, understands the value of good records to monitor calf performance. Prior to listening to his presentation at Vita Plus Calf Summit, attendees had the opportunity to visit the 2,800-cow dairy and see firsthand how good management goes a long way in