Dr. Marcia Endres presented this material for DAIReXNET on May 19, 2015. You can find more information and a recording of the webinar on our website at http://www.extension.org/pages/15830/archived-dairy-cattle-webinars
Most dairy farms in the U.S. house preweaned calves
in individual hutches/pens (74.9%, NAHMS, 2007)
• No calf-to-calf contact
• All in – all out
• Good air quality (usually)
• Can move to new ground
• Easy to assess appetite &
attitude & detect disease
• Operator comfort
• Labor intensive
• Weather issues
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Thank you for your time and attention!
This project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative competitive grant
no. 2012-67021-19280 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
• Matt Jorgensen and Amber Adams-Progar
• Cooperator farms
• Undergraduate students
• USDA-NIFA for funding
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