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Cow-calf producers may find two-stage weaning process useful


March 29, 2020

STILLWATER, Okla. – Cattle producers with fall-calving herds who are contemplating upcoming weaning choices have several options to reduce animal stress.

“Many people eat a lot when they are stressed, but calves tend to do the opposite,” said Earl H. Ward, Oklahoma State University Extension area livestock specialist for northeastern Oklahoma. “This can lead to health concerns such as depressed immune systems and an increase in the number of diseased animals post-weaning.”

There are a variety of ways to reduce stress during weaning. Popular options include but are not limited to w...

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