Explore the links below to find recordings of the live talks from the 2021 Ask the Expert Virtual Speaker Series, and bonus access to a special pre-recorded talk from the 2020 Healthy Calf Conference! Check back often, a new talk will be released weekly in April.
Key targets for calf health and how to manage them Dr. Dave Renaud, ACER Consulting Ltd.
This talk reviews some of the key morbidity and mortality metrics producers can use to benchmark calf health. We also review strategies for evaluating whether the abnormal has become normal and opportunities for improved record-keeping, and strategies for improving health outcomes on-farm.
Key considerations for buying male calves Dr. Dave Renaud, ACER Consulting Ltd.
This talk reviews some of the primary factors that producers should be looking at prior to purchasing calves for their operation. We also discuss the impact of some of these key conditions in terms of health and growth once at your operation.
New concepts in calf nutritional management Dr. Michael Steele, University of Guelph
One of the most critical management factors in calf survival and health is feeding a sufficient quantity of high-quality colostrum and milk to improve passive transfer and growth. However, further benefits to gastrointestinal function and health are now being recognized and are reviewed in this talk. In addition, some of the newest strategies for transitioning calves from milk to solid feed in the first months of life are also discussed.