Weaning Techniques for Beef Calves

Weaning Techniques for Beef Calves

Dr. Ron Gill, Dr. Bruce Carpenter

Texas AgriLife

Weaning is the most stressful time a calf will experience. It has been well documented that health problems such as bovine respiratory disease (pneumonia, “shipping fever” etc. ) usually begins with stress at weaning. For this reason, all preconditioning programs begin with attempts to minimize stress at weaning.

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