Cow Health

Heifer feeding and nutrition

Heifer feeding and nutrition

Feeding and nutrition is vital for the growth of young heifers. Well-grown heifers will produce more milk, compete better with mature cows and sur...
Liveweight at first mating and calving will have an impact on the reproductive performance and milk production potential of heifers.

Liveweight at first mating and calving will have an impact on the reproductive performance and milk production potential of heifers.

Heifers must be reared to achieve their liveweight targets otherwise their first calving will be delayed, liveweight at calving will be too low an...
To set a dairy cow up for a long, productive life you must give her the best possible start. Extra effort now will pay dividends throughout her milking life.

To set a dairy cow up for a long, productive life you must give her the best possible start. Extra effort now will pay dividends throughout her milking life.

Heifers that reach target weights make successful milking cows and growing them well starts from the day they are born. Calf rearing good practice...
Basic Livestock Care Skills

Basic Livestock Care Skills

Without a doubt, livestock bring their owners great joy and happiness. There’s nothing like the peaceful feeling of watching your animals graze at ...
Cows Milk Nutritional Information
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Cows Milk Nutritional Information

Easy Trick to Tell if Your Cow is Getting Enough To Eat

Easy Trick to Tell if Your Cow is Getting Enough To Eat

Did you know there is an easy trick you can use to know when your family cow is getting enough to eat? When I first became a cow owner, I ag...
The Dark Secret Of Massive Dairy Farms, In One Photo

The Dark Secret Of Massive Dairy Farms, In One Photo

Clarification: Some readers have pointed out that this picture is not of a veal farm, which is true. The crates hold newborn cows, some of whom ...
How to Bottle Feed a Calf

How to Bottle Feed a Calf

  It’s Farm Tip Friday! I mostly post recipes and cooking tips, but we also live on a hobby farm and I love sharing what we do and how we do it ...
Cow Calving; How to Know when a Cow will Calve

Cow Calving; How to Know when a Cow will Calve

Cow calving and knowing when your cow will calve is important because it can mean the difference between the life or death of your calf, cow or bo...
How Much Do We Know About Milk?

How Much Do We Know About Milk?

I used to hate milk when I was a kid, I hate how my mom forces me to drink one glass before school. As little as I like about milk is how little I...
The amazing dairy cow

The amazing dairy cow

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