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Do Your Dairy Calves Need a Buddy?

Calves raised in pairs or small groups learn from each other.  They may be better able to deal with socialization and novel situations at an earlier age.  Group housing can occur when as few as 2 calves are paired together in 2 hutches with a common “yard” or in barns with pens holding small groups of 10 to 30 calves.  


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Dynamics and Strategies for Culling in a Dairy Herd

Culling is an inevitable management practice on any dairy operation and depending on cull cow prices can represent 5 to 15% of a dairy’s gross income.