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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...
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...
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...
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: Montana State University Megan Van Emon, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist According to the United States Drought Monitor, approximately 57% of Montana is currently experiencing drought conditions.  As the dry conditions persist, some ranchers may consider early weaning their calves.  Early...
Source: Alabama Cooperative Extension System Weaning can have a lasting impact on a calf. How a producer manages calves before, during, and after weaning can have a dramatic effect on overall calf performance and economic viability. One of the most stressful...

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: Oklahoma State University Early weaning of calves at 6 to 8 weeks of age is an effective way to get high rebreeding rates even in very thin cows. Although, early weaning is certainly not advocated for all producers all...
Source: South Dakota State University, Kiernan Brandt, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist Originally written by Olivia Amundson, former SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. First-calf heifers pose specific challenges for cattle producers from many aspects. First, there has been a two-and-a-half-year period of developing...
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