When John PauLine Glanzer of Delmont, S.D., starts calving out his cows, he sets out calf huts so that calves can stay dry and warm. He provides good straw bedding to protect the young calves from the harsh South Dakota winters.

Mr. Glanzer also nails a feed trough to one of the walls for calves to become accustomed to it. By having feed offered to them at an early age, curious calves can start as early as they’d like on feed. This helps cut down on weaning stress and bunk breaking hassles later on.