New NDSU videos can help producers learn about backgrounding.

New NDSU videos can help producers learn about backgrounding.

North Dakota State University

Cattle producers do have an economically feasible alternative to selling their calves at weaning: It’s called backgrounding.

That’s a feeding period after weaning that lasts from at least two weeks to 15 weeks or more, according to Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University Extension Service area livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center.

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