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  1. Feeding the Dairy Heifer
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    ""Feeding the Dairy Heifer" explores and explains the digestive system, feeding from weaning to one month before calving, feeding management, and how nutrition affects reproduction and health. Also included are sections on underfeeding, overfeeding, compensatory growth, feed additives for dairy heifers, and prefreshening: two weeks to six weeks before calving. A plethora of tables make understanding feed requirements a mostly painless process."

  2. Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Calf health, growth, and productivity rely heavily on nutrition and management practices. Every heifer calf born on a dairy farm represents an opportunity to maintain or increase herd size, to improve the herd genetically, or to improve economic returns to the farm. The objectives of raising the newborn calf to weaning age are optimizing growth and minimizing health problems. To accomplish these goals, it is necessary to understand the calf?s digestive and immune systems, her nutrient needs, and the feed options available to meet those needs."

  3. Forage Trials Report [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The Forage Trials Report summarizes performance data collected from ongoing forage trials at three sites in Pennsylvania."

  4. Free Choice Feeding of Phosphorus Containing Minerals [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Illustrates potential problems of feeding minerals free choice. Research and field trial results demonstrate limitations associated with this management practice."

  5. From Calf to Heifer: Understanding Rumen Development
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This video explains the unique developmental process of the rumen as it occurs in today?s calves and shows how feeding management and nutrition can influence its development. The video details the anatomical changes in the four stomach compartments of the ruminant from birth through the adult animal. It demonstrates the practical applications of feeding management, and calf feeding systems that can help the dairy producer achieve healthy and well-grown replacement animals"

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