Generation Next: Calf Workshop

Generation Next Calf Workshop (PSU Cassie Yost) 2
Cassie Yost, Penn State University

Generation Next: Calf Workshop will focus on calf health and management.

  • When

  • Tues., Dec. 12, 2017
    (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State Extension Bradford County
    200 Main St., Suite 3
    Towanda, PA 18848

Successful calf and heifer management is vital for the profitability and sustainability of dairy operations. Optimizing growth and health of young heifers requires high quality feeds, proper diet formulation, disease prevention, and overall proper management techniques. Cows may not reach their full genetic potential for future productivity if proper feeding and management of calves and heifers are not met.

To Be Covered

Generation Next: Baby Calf Workshop will cover aspects of newborn calf feeding and management. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Newborn calf care
  • Proper navel care
  • Colostrum management
  • Calf health
  • Calf housing
  • Different options of liquid feedings for calves

 

The second half of the workshop will include on farm demonstrations and examples of some of these topics such as navel dipping and colostrum quality demonstrations.

 

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