How to Ease Stress When Weaning Calves
Weaning is a high stress time for calves as well as producers. If not handled correctly, it can lead to increased illness, reduced gains and additional costs. Weaning time is stressful for calves as well as the producers. Proper steps can help reduce illness and limit costs. There are several different approaches cow/calf producers use to reduce calf sickness and make the entire process less stressful. While most producers have a preferred weaning technique, the focus is the same –keeping stress low for both calf and dam.