Facilities, labor, and feed resources should be considered when deciding which
weaning protocol is most likely to minimize stress on calves while still preparing ...
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 ...
Mar 4, 2008 ... Adapting to changing weather is hard on cattle, especially in the spring ... a
spring blizzard, can throw off the health of even weaned, heavy calves. ... “
Fluctuating weather can stress newborn calves, freshly weaned fall-born ...
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 ...
Oct 18, 2013 ... Some calves not yet weaned may not have had any preweaning vaccinations. “
Long-term stress has the effect of inhibiting the immune system ...
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 ...
We practice low-stress weaning, separating the cows from their calves but ..... But
late that night, a freakish blizzard blew in ~ when I woke the next morning and ...
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 ...
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.
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