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 »

Calf weaning time - Preparing for the celebration

Weaning beef calf strategies. 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 »

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 »

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