Preconditioning Calves: Can it Add Value to You as Cow-Calf Producer?

Preconditioning Calves: Can it Add Value to You as Cow-Calf Producer?

Meredith Bremer

University of Nebraska

Weaning time is just around the corner and cow-calf producers are now faced with the decision of calf placement after weaning. Producers have a few options for their calves after weaning. Calves can be sold immediately after weaning, they can undergo a preconditioning period before sale, they can be retained as long or short yearlings and then sold, or they can enter a feedlot with retained ownership.

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