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Project Compares Winter Calf Feeding Programs and Housing Systems

Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) funded research conducted by a Miner Institute research team into calf feeding and environmental conditions in different housing systems on Northern New York dairy farms in winter. The data has enhanced understanding of their impact on calf energy needs, growth, health, and farm economics. Project leader Sarah Morrison explains, “This project shows important considerations from a milk feeding standpoint for calves during the Northern New York winter season, and it has prompted great interest from the agricultural community in learning how they can manage winter season challenges related to achieving optimal calf health on their farms.” The full report is available online.