Preparing Holstein Steer Calves for the Feedlot

John Maas, Peter H. Robinson

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Abstract

It is increasingly common to raise Holstein steer calves for entry to feedlot production systems rather than more traditional milk-fed veal production systems. Providing adequate nutritional support for the maintenance and growth of Holstein calves is essential in preparing them for a commercial feedlot environment. In this article, the dietary requirements of preruminant calves are reviewed and examples of evaluating milk diets for Holstein calves are detailed. The importance of the transition between milk feeding and grain-forage diets is discussed. Aspects of disease prevention, such as coccidiosis control and colostrum feeding, are also discussed. The reader will gain practical tools to use in preventive medicine programs involving Holstein steers being prepared for commercial feedlots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-279
Number of pages11
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

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Preparing Holstein Steer Calves for the Feedlot. / Maas, John; Robinson, Peter H.

In: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.07.2007, p. 269-279.

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