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Research

Results from using the DairyTech line of products speak for themselves, but as more research on the subject becomes available we post it here.

Chilling Fast is Cool for Colostrum, Not Bacteria

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FEEDING colostrum to newborn calves is a well-known requirement to those raising healthy calves. And it’s not only about quantity but quality. In addition to protein and immunoglobulin content as a measure of colostrum quality, cleanliness of colostrum is important, too. High levels of bacteria in colostrum reduce the calf’s ability to absorb the colostrum. Also, bacteria in colostrum can be the starting point for infection.

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Maya Kuratomi and Sam Leadly

Cold Weather Calf Care Checklist

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Are you using effective cold weather calf care management procedures? Do they provide the opportunity for your employees to provide quality calf care?

Let’s consider your cold weather calf care procedures. Compare your actions with the standards in this checklist.

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Sam Leadley, Calf & Heifer Management Specialist
Senior Veterinary Students, OCD, Irish Editors

Heat-treated colostrum and reduced morbidity in preweaned dairy calves: Results of a randomized trial and examination of mechanisms of effectiveness

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A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted using 1,071 newborn calves from 6 commercial dairy farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin, with the primary objective being to describe the effects of feeding heat-treated colostrum on serum immunoglobulin G concentration and health in the preweaning period. A secondary objective was to complete a path analysis to identify intermediate factors that may explain how feeding heat-treated colostrum reduced the risk for illness.

Source: 

S. M. Godden,*1 D. J. Smolenski,† M. Donahue,*2 J. M. Oakes,† R. Bey,* S. Wells,* S. Sreevatsan,* J. Stabel,‡
and J. Fetrow*

*Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul 55108
†Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454
‡USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center, Ames, IA 50010

Raw milk linked to most dairy-related disease outbreaks

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The rate of outbreaks caused by raw, unpasteurized milk and products made from it was 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  |  Updated: 02/21/2012

Neonatal Calf Diarrhea

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Prevention protocols include sanitation, vaccination and enhancement of calf immunity and resistance through proper colostrum management and delivery.

Source: 

Brian Gerloff

A REVIEW OF ISSUES SURROUNDING THE FEEDING OF WASTE MILK AND PASTEURIZATION OF WASTE MILK AND COLOSTRUM

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Professional heifer growers are faced with the challenge of raising healthy calves while still paying close attention to rearing costs and profit. Heifer raisers have several options for liquid feeding programs for young calves including whole (saleable) milk, transition milk, waste or discard milk, and milk replacer. Factors that may be considered in selecting a liquid feeding program may include the number of calves fed, economics and cash flow, nutritional characteristics, calf performance targets, resource availability (e.g.

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Sandra Godden DVM, DVSc
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108

‘So, what’s new?’

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This was the start of a conversation that I have had with my regular Monday morning client for the past several years. I’d shrug and say “Nothin’, how about with you?”

But whenever I would return from my annual American Association of Bovine Practitioners meeting, I never got off that easily. There has always been a responsibility on my part to pass along information that I learned at the meeting to this particular client. His thought process was that if I needed to miss a weekly herd check, it had better benefit him in some way.

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Angela Daniels, Dairy Herd Management

Innovation Award is given to MilkWorks!

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We are very proud to announce that MilkWorks was awarded the "Innovation Award" by Dairy Herd Management at this years World Dairy Expo!

Pasteurized waste milk and gut bacteria

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While research has documented conclusively that pasteurizing waste milk significantly reduces bacterial levels in the liquid calf feed source, USDA researchers have taken an interesting look at how the feeding practice affects long-term gut flora in the animals.

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Dairy Herd Network   |   Updated: September 10, 2012

The Hidden Magic of Milk

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Calf management has become increasingly important for many dairy producers, as scientific evidence suggests that the early stages of a heifer’s development can have long-lasting effects on her future production.

As such, more attention has been given to adequate colostrum feeding soon after birth.

Source: 

Matthew Walpole
Department of Animal and Poultry Science
University of Saskatchewan

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UNIVERSITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS CURRENTLY USING DAIRY TECH INC.

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Cornell University
North Carolina State University
Ohio State University
University of California – Davis
California State University - Chico
University of Florida – Dairy Unit
University of Minnesota
University of Pennsylvania
Alfred State College
Central States Research Center
Ohio Department of Corrections
University of New Hampshire
University of Idaho
Land O Lakes Research Facility
New Sweden Dairy – Minnesota State Teaching Facility
Agricultural Research Station – Puerto Rico
University of Connecticut
Iowa State University
University of Wisconsin
University of Alberta
Kansas State University
North Carolina Dept. of Ag & CS Piedmont Research Station
North Carolina Dept. of Ag & CS Cherry Farm Unit
Clemson University