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Dairy Pipeline June 2023



Authors as Published

Robert E. James, Professor Emeritus, Dairy Science, Virginia Tech; and Calf Blogger at; Milton Shultz, Ph.D. student with Gonzalo Ferreira, Associate Professor & Extension Dairy Scientist—Dairy Management, School of Animal Sciences, Virginia Tech

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In this issue: Getting them off to a good start—Newborn calf management; Fetal programming: taking care of our heifers before they’re born; Upcoming Events

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Publication Date

June 6, 2023