Priming the Calf Immune System for the Challenges Ahead

Priming the Calf Immune System for the Challenges Ahead

Justin Kieffer, DVM

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Now that calving is completed, the days are longer, and the grass is growing (hopefully), it is time to start preparing for the weaning and eventual sale or feedlot finishing of your calf crop and development of your replacement females. Once the cow calf pairs have been kicked out to pasture in the spring, there is a tendency to put off or ignore the steps needed not only to set the feedlot calf up for success, but also to lay the groundwork for proper health for your new heifers.

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