Effect Of Weaning Date On Performance Of Beef Cows & Their Progeny In A Fall Calving
Effect of Weaning Date (Normal vs. Late) on Performance of Young and Mature Beef Cows and Their Progeny in a Fall Calving System in the Southern Great Plains
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KLA: Mitigating Weaning Stress Discussed At Cattle Welfare Symposium
Animal welfare challenges often involve routine management decisions that can make a big difference in cattle well-being. FULL STORY »
Cattle Preconditioning: Does The Month, Sex, Weight & Length Of Weaning Period Make A Difference?
Producers who precondition calves or are considering doing so may find interesting the results of research into the most profitable time of year to precondition calves.
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Cow Calf Management: Normal Vs. Late Weaning
A group of 158 fall-calving, mostly Angus cows were divided into two groups and studied for four years. In one group, calves were weaned in mid-April at approximately 210 days of age (NW). FULL STORY »
Cattle Questions: Should I Creep My Calves?
This is a question that is commonly asked as producers try to line up spring and summers management considerations, budgets, and calf marketing options. The primary objective of this management practice is to put additional weight on the calf before weaning without making the calves fleshy, especially if sold at weaning. FULL STORY »
Optimum Weaning Dates For Fall Calving Cows
Oklahoma State University animal scientists evaluated weaning dates of 158 Angus fall-calving cows over a 4 year period. Cows were allowed to nurse their calves for about 210 days (April Weaning) or 300 days (July Weaning).
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Cow Herd Performance and Profitability: Measuring How You Stack Up
The arrival of April is often much anticipated, as it typically signals the start of grass season and relief from the challenges of winter. The date of April 15 takes on a special connotation thanks to the IRS, and is likely not met with the same enthusiasm for most of us. FULL STORY »
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