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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: 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...

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: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Beef cows are amazing mothers, especially during periods of drought or excess moisture when pasture quality and/or quantity are limited. The cow will sacrifice her body condition and ultimately next year's reproductive performance...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Beef cows are amazing mothers, especially during periods of drought or excess moisture when pasture quality and/or quantity are limited. The cow will sacrifice her body condition and ultimately next year's reproductive performance...
Source: Elanco news release Today Elanco Animal Health (NYSE:ELAN) announces the addition of PenPoint™ Sort to help cattle feeders maximize profitability. PenPoint Sort adds to the existing Elanco Knowledge Solutions portfolio of services designed to optimize practices and products through...
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: 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...
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...
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