"Don't Rush the Transition"
This is the title of a summary sent out on December 3 by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor of Hoard's Dairyman, of talk by Dr. Bob James (Down Home Heifers) on managing the transition of dairy heifers from their initial milk-based ration to that of a ruminant.
See the summary HERE. If in desperation due to a technical mix up the link does not work here is the full URL
Dr. James does a good job emphasizing the need for a planned carefully executed plan to move these young heifers to full ruminant status.