Fenceline weaning reduces stress

Fenceline weaning reduces stress

Mark Keaton

Baxter Bulletin

Weaning time can be stressful for cows and calves. Spring calving herds soon will be planning to wean the calves. Removal of a calf from its mother is second only to birth in creating stress. Under traditional weaning systems, changes in environment, diet composition, and pathogen exposure can reduce animal performance and result in health problems. In response to these challenges, interest in fenceline weaning has grown in recent years.

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