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 »

Cow-calf corner: Fence-line weaning spring calves Play video

Glenn Selk discusses early fence-line weaning of spring calves. 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 »

What effect could last spring have on calves this fall?

Warm weather and the prospects for better cattle markets heading into fall do have a way of helping the mind forget about the snow, mud, and difficult days. FULL STORY »

Developing a weaning or receiving program

As we enter the fall months, weaning time is at hand for most spring calving herds. This is the exciting time of year when producers are able to reap the benefits of a year’s worth of work and planning. FULL STORY »

Health management of early-weaned calves

With the continued drought affecting many parts of Kansas, early weaning is one option that may help producers use limited forage resources more efficiently and keep all, or part, of their cowherd together for another year. FULL STORY »

UK beef study: Birth/weaning weight Play video

A program from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is having success for beef producers involving birth weight and weaning weight. FULL STORY »

Early summer deworming of nursing calves

Five deworming trials were conducted at the Eastern Research Station located near Haskell, Oklahoma during the 1990’s. Crossbred cows and their Charolais sired calves were sorted by sex of calf, calf age and cow age, then randomly allotted to one of four treatments. FULL STORY »

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