Early Weaning = Less Health Risk, Enhanced Carcass Value

Early Weaning = Less Health Risk, Enhanced Carcass Value

Garth Ruff

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Having grown up in the beef cattle business I realize this is the time of the year in which most of the spring born calves have traditionally been weaned and sent to market. Here in Northwestern Ohio where pasture comes at a premium and preserved forage is fed for a large part of the year, it may be time to consider reevaluating weaning age, in order to increase potential gains within the cow calf system.

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