Click here to view as a pdf: Baby Buck PR
Agri-Comfort is hosting a number of online webinars you can attend/view to learn more about livestock comfort. To view their latest webinar on calf barn ventilation, “Let Them Breathe”, visit:
To subscribe to their channel for information on upcoming webinars, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIFduZyRm60aIOB038Llwow
As the days become longer and temperatures increase, we can sense that spring is upon us. Spring brings us new opportunities and experiences. Many poultry enthusiasts are starting their own backyard flocks for the first time while others are introducing new birds to an existing flock. With these events, we would like to remind our poultry raisers of the importance of a good biosecurity protocol.
The key to preventing diseases, such as Newcastle disease, and maintaining a healthy flock of your own starts with good biosecurity practices. Contact Crystal Creek® today to learn more about how you can protect your birds from common pathogens and health risks.
Visit Crystal Creek® at World Dairy Expo in Trade Center Booth # 893. October 1st through October 5th, 2019. Check here for a daily schedule of events: https://worlddairyexpo.com/pages/Daily-Schedule.php or stop by our office headquarters in Spooner, WI where you can pick up a brochure containing the daily schedule before the show. Expo provides an excellent opportunity to learn about new products, exciting developments in innovation, and network with existing and new industry professionals. Crystal Creek® will have nutrition and calf barn ventilation specialists on hand at their booth daily to answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you at World Dairy Expo 2019!
Dr. Ryan Leiterman’s recent article “Drafts: A Calf’s Best Friend or Greatest Foe” has been published in the Progressive Dairy Magazine. This article addresses why drafts are traditionally thought of as a negative experience for calves and how they can be used to one’s advantage in certain situations. Read more here to learn what the pros and cons of drafts can be in calf barn ventilation.
Click here to view as a pdf: A calf’s best friend or greatest foe
By Dr. Ryan Leiterman
Drafts and pre-weaned calves – rarely is a topic so misunderstood. Many calf raisers are uncomfortable with the topic of drafts on calves, regardless of the outside temperature. Most people believe drafts are to be avoided at all costs. I once heard of a veterinarian who would spark a lighter in a calf pen and if the flame flickered, even the slightest bit, would declare the presence of a dangerous draft. Contrary to popular belief, however, drafts on pre-weaned calves are not always a bad thing. In fact, in certain situations, they can even be beneficial.