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NMSU: Minimizing Weaning Stress on Calves


Facilities, labor, and feed resources should be considered when deciding which weaning protocol is most likely to minimize stress on calves while still preparing ...

Winter Management of the Beef Cow Herd - NDSU Agriculture


Plains can be challenging seasons for weaning and calving. In the fall, wet, cold ... value of the hair coat critical to already stressed calves. In the spring, wet and ...

The Cow-Calf Manager - Virginia Tech


Sounds good - lower feed costs, more cows breeding back, higher weaning weights - what ... Western producers regularly face "calf killing" blizzards and severe cold. ... Heat stress is more of a problem than cold in Virginia because of the high ...

Blizzard leaves thousands of cattle dead across western South Dakota


“Most cattle lived and have been subjected to severe weather-related stress,” he says. ... Daly says weaned calves that survived may now be more susceptible to ...

Livestock | Brown's Ranch


Yet, their weaning efficiency is over 50 percent. ... No: blizzards, snow, mud, ice, sick calves (scours, pneumonia, over-eating, etc.), dirty udders, laid on calves, frozen ears, cattle in confinement, stressed cattle, stressed people, bedding corrals, ...

Full Text - Journal of Animal Science - Article | American Society of ...


Dec 12, 2014 ... Animal welfare in the beef cattle industry has strengthened over time ... In 2013, a rare October blizzard (winter storm Atlas) killed thousands of cattle in ..... Similarly , attaching a nose flap to calves reduces weaning stress by ...

Crystalyx - On the Blog


Apr 5, 2016 ... Biting flies reduce weaning weights, lower milk production and spread disease. ... across most of the country between blizzard conditions in some areas and massive ... Stress is a natural part of life for both cattle and humans.



Jul 20, 2015 ... This chapter addresses the welfare aspects of beef cattle production ..... In beef cattle production systems, weaning can be a stressful time in the calf's life. .... conditions, such as heat stress, drought, blizzard, fire and flooding.

January | 2016 | Mix 30


By all indications, 2016 should be a lot more interesting for cow-calf producers .... The goal of assisting a difficult birth is to minimize stress to both the cow and calf. .... replace 10 times the estimated amount of dairy cattle lost to the Goliath blizzard. ... Hilton said high-risk calves—not prior weaned or castrated or lightwei...

Cattle - Home Page


The Sandhill & Sun Ranch cattle are commercial Red Angus. ... nearby sources to use as emergency feed following extreme winter blizzards. ... of severe winter conditions, calves are weaned earlier to reduce winter stress on the cow herd.

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Low-Stress Weaning - iGrow.org


Aug 25, 2014 ... Weaning is a stressful time for calves. This stress can contribute to reduced feed consumption, which means poor nutrition. It also can depress ...

Research focuses on reducing heat stress for calves in plastic hutches


Mar 4, 2016 ... Research focuses on reducing heat stress for calves in plastic hutches ... Calf hutches are used for effectively improving health and growth prior to weaning. Friend's .... Latent effects of blizzard a concern for cow-calf producers.

The Cow-Calf Manager - Virginia Tech


Except in years of extreme disease outbreaks or blizzards, this makes calf losses within 24-48 .... Cows, Services per conception, Pregnancy rate, Calf Gain Birth to Weaning ... Cold stress on calves has more lethal consequences than cows.