Our new research takes an in-depth look into early life calf care

This week, we started a new, qualitative research study that takes an in-depth look into newborn dairy calf management. Our team will be traveling around Ohio and our colleagues at the University of Guelph will be traveling around Ontario, Canada to host focus groups with dairy farmers to better understand early life calf care. These discussions will help us identify specific barriers producers face related to early life care, and the long-term goal of this research is to overcome these barriers to improve calf health and welfare.

Our first focus group provided rich data with a great group of dairy producers! We are looking forward to hosting more discussions and comparing calf management practices between Ohio and Canada. Stay tuned!

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