Cold weather can stress out anyone who isn’t prepared for it. Calves are no different. Not only can winter cold stress them out, it also can negatively influence future milk production. That’s because calves stressed by cold weather use energy to stay warm – energy that could otherwise be used for the growth that’s vital during pre-weaning. Need some tips for keeping your calves warm, and your profits warmer?
This post originally appeared in Dairy Star magazine.