Can your nutrition plan predict the future

Hoard's Dairyman - What would you do if you knew what the future held? Would you plan differently if you could determine if your calves were going to be productive adults? Although the future is unpredictable, there are steps you can take to help ensure the future success of your calves.

"Young calves have a tremendous capacity to utilize nutrients," says Michael Ballou, Ph.D., associate dean for research and associate professor in the department of animal and food sciences at Texas Tech University. "The more we maximize nutritional intake pre-weaning, the more productive calves appear to be throughout their lives.

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