The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 10, 1960 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 10, 1960
Page 18
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ASeomtoM Polyemylen. Sheeting Mode in dear or Svn-Retfetant Mack I'm always satisfied most with a Brand that's made a Name for itself!" ••AND NA M Q Es^FOUNDATION 437 FIFTH AVENUE.'NEw'vORN 16. N. V. Early colostrum milk is essential to the newborn calf. It prpvides many antibodies, vitamins, minerals and quality proteins, and is especially necessary in starting the calf's digestive tract to functioning properly. Clean, well-bedded pen stalls will help reduce stresses on the newborn calf that could otherwise cause high death losses during the first few weeks of the calf's life. TRIPLE PROTECTED AGAINST RUST CONTINENTAL FENCE . 8UARANTEED/ for fagtr fact lib Th» on* and only Continental fl»m»-S»»l«a Fonc«. Resist* rust to well that farmers report Installations up to 30 years old— and still going strong! Full gauge copper steel wire, with tougher, denser, and tighter zinc coating made possible by eiclusive Flame-Sealed method. See your Continental Dealer today. I'm always satisfied most with a Brand that's made a Nam* for itself!" Here's one of the best ways to feed milk or milk replacer to calves. Make sure these nipple buckets are kept clean, though. Just rinsing with water won't do the trick. Nipples should be taken apart and everything completely washed wjth a sanitizer-detergent— the same as you do your milking equipment. Clean feeding equipment will help prevent digestive disorders. Note that these calves are fastened in individual stanchions. This young calf was started on dry feed when about a week old and now eats it readily so long as the feed box is kept clean and fresh feed is added daily. By the time she's four to five months old she'll probably be eating four pounds or so of this feed daily. Good leafy hay and fresh water are also essential. Keep the pens dry and well- bedded. Provide a minimum of 24 square feet of space for a calf in an individual pen. A regular program of vaccination is essential to maintaining health of calves and the rest of your dairy herd. Calfhood vaccination at six to eight months of age, periodic testing and the use of good health and management practices can go a long way in preventing costly disease losses. For brucello- sis eradication purposes, veterinary expenses may be paid by funds provided through State and Federal cooperation. Any private testing and vaccination must be paid by you but it's more than worth the cost. It could prevent disease problems that would force a costly herd liquidation.

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