Should beef producers consider early weaning during drought?
Producers this summer in southern Wisconsin may want to consider early weaning as a strategy for dealing with drought conditions. FULL STORY »
Early weaning consideration – Effects on cow performance
Early weaning calves should be considered every year, however, you may select to not wean early. Two common reasons for considering weaning early are to deal with poor range conditions and to improve the performance of the cows and calves. FULL STORY »
Prepare calves for a dry weaning season
This year is shaping up to be dry, though it’s not known if we will have as severe of a drought as last year. Some producers will need to early-wean calves in order to preserve as much forage as possible for cows. Others may be able to have a normal weaning time for their calves. FULL STORY »
Weaning fall-born calves (remember to plan for water needs)
Many cow/calf operations with fall-born calves will wean the calves in mid to late June. Weaning during very hot summer weather is stressful enough to the calves. FULL STORY »
Early weaning one tactic to cope with poor forage conditions
Early weaning is one tactic cattle producers might consider as their pastures begin to toast, said Shane Gadberry, associate professor-ruminant nutrition for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. FULL STORY »
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