- Discusses nutritional needs of calves, including protein and amino acids, energy, fats and fatty acids, vitamins and minerals
- Provides an understanding of calf digestive physiology and its importance to calf nutrition
- Includes cost-effective strategies for calf breeding and vaccination strategies to combat disease
1. Three Keys to Successfully Raising Calves 2. So You Want to Raise Calves? 3. Off to a Good Start
Care of the Newborn Calf 4. Housing for Baby Calves 5. Arrival of Shipped Calves 6. Feeding Calves 7. Health of Young Calves 8. Standard Operating Procedures
SOPs 9. The Transition Calf
How and Why the Rumen Develops 10. Winter Feeding 11. Conclusion
Dr. Drew Vermeire is an internationally recognized animal nutritionist, who for more than 25 years has worked closely with producers of veal, dairy beef and replacement heifer calves throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Dominican Republic. He received his B.S. in Agriculture and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in animal nutrition from The Ohio State University. Dr. Vermeire is one of fewer than 300 animal nutritionists worldwide to earn the distinguished status of Diplomate of the American College of Animal Nutrition. Dr. Vermeire consults with both corporate and producer clients including feedlots, packers, feed companies, Veal USA, insurance companies, and has testified as an expert witness in agricultural and feed related legislative hearings and legal proceedings.