Emeritus extension specialist Glenn Selk shared a treasure trove of wisdom in 2019. Here are the six most popular.
Bunk space can vary depending on if calves were preconditioned or not prior to entering the feedlot.
The well-prepared, preconditioned calf rewards the producer, the buyer and, most importantly, the calf.
Newly weaned calves are faced with the stress of separation from the cow, deprivation of feed and water during transportation, and adaptation to the feedlot environment.
Antibiotic metaphylaxis is an effective preventative to BRD and leads to improvements in feedyard performance. Can high-risk calves to respond to respiratory vaccines when administered at arrival?
Preconditioning programs for calves can help increase returns on sale day, and this year may provide opportunities to adjust nutritional management and capture more value from your forages.
As fall approaches and temperatures decrease, it’s time to think about weaning calves or filling pens with purchased calves. Young, light, freshly weaned calves also bring a unique set of health management challenges to the lot.
Preconditioning calves can optimize their immune system and nutritional status while minimizing stress.