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Protect newborn calf health for better profits

Youngest animals on dairy are often most vulnerable, so improving their mortality rates can be key to decreasing costs and improving productivity.

On U.S. dairies, the average mortality rates for preweaned calves is about 7.8%, which means nearly all operations can make improvements in this area, according to Dr. Angel Aguilar, technical services manager at Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

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