Dairy Knowledge at Your Fingertips

September 2021

HEIFER REARING

Get Off to a Good Start

The Importance of the First Hours of Life

Fall has arrived, bringing with it the greater number of calvings that often take place at this time of year. Unfortunately, environmental conditions in the fall contribute to issues with respiratory problems and diarrhea. A heifer’s first hours of life can be a turning point for her future productive performance.

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Disinfecting the Navel

Did you know that disinfecting the navel of newborn calves reduces the mortality rate by half in herds that adopt this practice?

The usual recommendations are still valid when it comes to navel disinfection in young calves.

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Monthly Challenge

This month, we invite you to pay special attention to your calves that will be marketed. Ask yourself: Is this calf ready to leave the farm?

Here are some tools from Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec and Veal Farmers of Ontario to help you add value to these animals that will leave your farm after 9 days of life for a local grain-fed or milk-fed veal producer.

Why not continue this challenge throughout the year?

Decision Tool - POD

Dairy Calves: Preparation and Marketing

Producers Info - Male dairy calves

Maximizing the Value of Male Dairy Calves

 

MILK PRODUCTION & QUALITY

Exciting On-Line Learning Opportunities Ahead

Lactanet is currently developing a series of on-line learning programs designed to meet your needs and support you in your decision making.

In these sessions, you will have the opportunity to engage with experts, discover the latest in dairy practices, interact with your peers, compare your business model with others, and find solutions for a better bottom line.

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See our September 2021 Article

Data Collection Blitz: The Crampy Project

Crampy cows are a concerning problem to dairy farmers. That’s why Lactanet is conducting a data collection blitz to identify animals in as many herds as possible that exhibit Crampy symptoms.

This project is possible thanks to your support and active involvement.

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TECHNOLOGY

DairyComp

As the worlds largest trusted herd management software system, DairyComp makes your job easier for quick accurate decision making and convenient mobile access when working cow-side.

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Lactanet Mobile

The Lactanet mobile app brings you powerful cow-side technology to help keep tabs on all of your animals. It’s quick and easy to use with customization features that support your management style on-the-go.

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WHAT'S NEW AT LACTANET?

Virtual Open Industry Session

Registration is now open for the VIRTUAL Open Industry Session taking place October 14th. To participate in the webinar, you must register in advance.

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Join Our Team

Have you visited our careers page on our new website? We have over 20 jobs posted across Canada.

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