A veterinarian says the basics for calf care haven’t changed. Dr. Scott Earnest from Lodi Veterinary Care in Wisconsin says, “The fundamentals of calf care haven’t changed. It’s colostrum. It’s calories. It’s cleanliness. It’ consistency.”
Earnest talked with farmers about managing calves and ways to execute those fundamentals during a recent Professional Dairy Producers calf care workshop. Earnest tells Brownfield there is no magic bullet with managing calves, colostrum, and the people involved in a farm’s calf program.