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Calf Feeding Frequency Could Make a Difference

calves in dividers.jpgEven though spring is around the corner, dairy calves still need the added nutrients provided in cold-weather feeding. One way to cut the labor costs of feeding liquid to calves in the form or milk or milk replacer is to reduce the number of daily feedings from two to one. However, research has shown that calves have better growth rates if they receive nutrients three times a day. Producing more efficient animals could offset the additional labor costs. (Photo by J.W. Schroeder, NDSU)

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