Preconditioned Calves Make Better Stockers

Preconditioned Calves Make Better Stockers

Larry Stalcup

The Cattleman

Many stocker operators are placing new calves onto wheat pasture, native grass and other forage or backgrounding facilities. They have a choice of buying calves fresh off their mamas, or those that have been through a good vaccination and preconditioning program. If you are in the group that is procuring stockers, here is a word to the wise from a regional stocker cattle specialist: “Do not underestimate the value of preconditioned calves.”

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