Calf Health at Half the Age

Calf Health at Half the Age

Laura Nelson

Angus Journal

When weaning season is put on fast-forward, maintaining calf health is all about pushing “play” at the right time. Pulling calves from the cow at half the conventional age changes the timeline of health protocols, but that’s not a bad thing.

“You would think these younger calves would require more attention, but my experience is that the health on them is outstanding,” says Ruminant Nutritionist Jeff Heldt. “The number we doctor and the amount we have to monitor on a day-to-day basis is much less than your typical 600-pound (lb.) calf weaned in October.”

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