Jan. 14, 2022 – Agri-Plastics was proud to sponsor the Hoard’s Dairyman December Webinar, Caring for Calves in Cold Weather. Sarah Morrison from the Miner Institute discusses 5 different areas of cold weather care for calves:
- Newborn Management
- Feeding Management
- Housing Design
- Housing Management
In this webinar, Sarah discusses a number of different ways to help calves thrive in colder temperatures. Young calves are the most sensitive to cold weather, which begins at only 59°F / 15° C. Various studies and data points help support and explain how producers can help calves thrive during their pre-weaning stages in colder weather. She discusses topics such as ideal amount of fat intake, how calf housing creates a microclimate, and ideal nesting scores.