Cattle production: Why is it necessary to wean calves?

Question: Is it necessary to wean calves or will they do it themselves? Weaning is all about managing the cow’s body condition. At the age of 7 months, the calf can survive on grass. If the available grass isn’t that good, as at the beginning of winter, the cow will rapidly…

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Crush makes managing calves easy

Every farmer who works with cattle in a crush knows the frustration of using the same crush for large animals as well as calves. Normally there are a couple of feisty calves that will turn around in the crush before they reach the head clamp and then it is a…

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