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Calf Nutrition and Feeding for Success - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128195307

Calf Nutrition and Feeding for Success

1st Edition

Practice, Theory, Myths and Facts

Author: Drew Vermeire
Paperback ISBN: 9780128195307
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2021
Page Count: 300
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Calf Nutrition and Feeding for Success: Practice, Theory, Myths and Facts is a practical guide for people raising calves, both small and large operations, people who sell goods and services to calf raisers, students learning about calves, and nutritionists and veterinarians whose support is vital to successful calf raising. The book is an invaluable resource that is chock full of practical guidance about calf feeding. It highlights information about the revolution of accelerated feeding and the impact of neonatal nutrition on lifetime milk production in heifers.

Key Features

  • 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


Calf producers including dairymen, calf ranches, and veal growers. This market would also include allied industry such as feed company nutritionists, salesmen and marketing people, along with independent nutritionists and veterinarians who work with dairies and calf producers

Table of Contents

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


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About the Author

Drew Vermeire

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Internationally recognized animal nutritionist

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