Source: University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science In areas where forage quality is low and quantity is not adequate in summer and early fall, early weaning could be a management practice, especially for young cows...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Kevin Gould and Jerad Jaborek Ask two or more beef cattle veterinarians about weaning beef calf management, also referred to as preconditioning, and you are bound to get different recommendations for protocols to follow. This does not mean...
Source: Pennsylvania State University The most traumatic experience for cow-calf producers is when they wean their calves-and it is not real great for the calves, either. For the producer, it is about payday for the calf business. For the calf,...
Source: Oregon State University Introduction Weaning is considered one of the most stressful periods in the productive life of a beef calf. During the weaning process, calves are exposed to various stressors that include removal from their dam, physiological changes (actively...

Weaning beef calves

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Barry Potter – Livestock Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction Weaning time is stressful for the mother cow and her calf. Traditionally some Ontario cow-calf producers wean calves the day they leave the farm, thus...
Source: North Dakota State University Traditionally, calves are weaned at six to seven months of age. In typical spring calving herds in the northern Great Plains, this is usually October or November. However, during drought, forage is generally limiting and...

Weaning

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.6 Weaning is the process of eliminating milk from the calf’s diet (44). Under natural conditions, a cow’s milk output decreases gradually over...
Source: Oregon State University Introduction Weaning is considered one of the most stressful periods in the productive life of a beef calf. During the weaning process, calves are exposed to various stressors that include removal from their dam, physiological changes (actively...
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