There are ways to reduce the stress associated with weaning for both calves and cattle producers.
Emeritus extension specialist Glenn Selk shared a treasure trove of wisdom in 2019. Here are the six most popular.
Weaning is one of the most stressful times for cattle. You remove the source of security calves have had since birth, and change their routine.
Any opportunity to reduce the stress of weaning has the opportunity to contribute to improved health and performance of calves, both during and after the weaning period.
Ensuring your calves are healthy, by reducing stress, will improve their performance in the feedlot and improve your relationship with your buyers.
Do you utilize low-stress weaning?
For about as long as humans have raised cattle, they have dealt with the complex group of disease issues we now call bovine respiratory disease.
Shipping Fever, or Bovine Respiratory Disease, is the major health problem encountered by beef calves upon arrival at cattle feeding operations.