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Don't let cold weather slow down calf growth rates


By Krystal Regan

Mon, Dec 30th, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

In cold weather calves require more dietary energy just for maintenance of body condition - not to mention continue optimal growth and immune function health. For calves less than 3 weeks of age, temperatures below 60 degrees create cold stress. Calves older than 21 days are susceptible to cold stress affects at 42 degrees. Additional energy must be provided to the daily diet. Young calf and heifer diets should provide higher accessible energy in cool weather. We have calf milk replacers and starters specifically formulated to meet the needs of your calves and heifers this winter. Give me a call to discuss your calves' nutritional needs. Visit www.farmersco-opelevator.coop to learn more.

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