Thoughts about blizzard stressed calves
With the early October blizzard and unexpected death loss, producers are forced to manage calves differently than they would traditionally. One of the areas that this is most obvious is weaning. FULL STORY »
K-State studies show benefits of early calf weaning
It’s always been done this way, right? Calves are weaned in the fall. But drought conditions in the Plains states prompted some beef producers to wean calves earlier than usual in recent years, which may have been surprisingly beneficial. FULL STORY »
Calf well-being at weaning
The seasons are changing. Soon cows and calves will be gathered off pasture. Calves will be prepared for the next stage in the market chain: backgrounder, stocker or feedlot. FULL STORY »
Manage calves to reduce stress at weaning, improve performance
This is the time of year when many cow-calf producers are weaning calves. The following are some important factors and strategies to remember when planning to wean calves. FULL STORY »
Tips for a successful calf weaning season
As my grandfather always said when I was growing up, “Another year, another weaning program.” For most spring-calving producers, it likely seems that there is no shortage of options or opinions when it comes to weaning calves in the fall. FULL STORY »
Fenceline low stress weaning
Spring calving herds across the Midwest and Southwest will soon be planning to wean the calves. Some producers may wean the calves from young or thin cows during late September in order to regain some body condition before winter adds to the nutrient requirements. FULL STORY »
USDA study shows benefits of weaning calves early
It pays to wean calves early when severe weather conditions like drought hinder beef cattle production, U.S. Department of Agriculture studies confirm. FULL STORY »
Weaning the low-stress way
Summer time is usually a low-stress time of year for your beef herd. Calves are on the ground and growing, pastures are lush, and cow/calf herd maintenance is relatively low. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: Vaccinate and prepare valuable calves for market
Vaccinate calves now in anticipation of weaning and preparation for sending the calves to market. FULL STORY »
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