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