Weaning calves before sale reduces stress, may increase profits

Weaning calves correctly sets up calves to perform better for the rest of their lives.

Spring-born calves will soon be arriving at auction markets, but producers should consider a weaning plan that will help keep calves healthier and happier, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist Dr. Jason Banta.

Banta said weaning calves is the right thing to do, and doing it correctly sets them up to perform better for the rest of their lives. Weaning also gives sellers access to special preconditioned sales, which may result in higher price

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