Weaning Techniques for Beef Calves

Weaning Techniques for Beef Calves

Dr. Ron Gill, Dr. Bruce Carpenter

Texas A&M

Weaning is the most stressful time a calf will experience. It has been well documented that health problems such as bovine respiratory disease (pneumonia, “shipping fever” etc.) usually beginswith stress at weaning. For this reason, all preconditioning programs begin with attempts to minimize stress at weaning.

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