Weaning with Less Stess
This is the title of a new posting in the calf management resource library at www.calffacts.com. Click HERE to go to the posting.
The main points are:
- Weaning stress can be managed.
- Weaning is less stressful when calves meet three criteria for rumen maturity.
- Grain pail management and daily observation for the weaning-ready calves is the key in assessing duration and regularity of grain intake.
- We often underestimate the volume of calf starter grain needed to adequately meet a calf’s needs for both maintenance and to continue to grow 1.7 to 2 lbs./day.