*Dr. Al Kertz is a board-certified, independent dairy nutrition consultant with ANDHIL LLC based out of St. Louis, Mo. His area of specialty is dairy calf and heifer nutrition and management.
UNFORTUNATELY, at times, calf growers cannot wait to get calves off a starter and onto a total mixed ration (TMR). They may want to do this to reduce feed costs and to simplify by using a TMR that also is being fed to other heifers or even to lactating
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