Regulating Birth Weight In Beef Cattle

Regulating Birth Weight In Beef Cattle

Dr. John Comerford

Pennsylvania State University

Birth weight of beef calves may be one of the single most important factors in profitability of the beef herd. Birth weight accounts for over 70% of the variability in calf survival to weaning, yet many producers do not manage birth weight in their cows. There are two major ways to manage birth weight.

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