The most stressful time in the life of a beef calf is at weaning when they are five to seven months of age according to Eldon Cole, field specialist in livestock for University of Missouri Extension.
Preconditioning calves can optimize their immune system and nutritional status while minimizing stress.
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.
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.
Time and time again, the markets show us that weaned calves bring more money than unweaned calves.
Spring calving herds across the Midwest and Southwest will soon be planning to wean the calves.
Weak calf syndrome is associated with reduced nutrition to the mother.