By : Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist The “Value-Added” calf sales will begin in October. Therefore some of the required weaning dates are only a few days away. Most of the “Value-Added” calf sales require that the calves are weaned at least 45 days prior to sale date. Some cow…Read More
BY HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Backgrounding can be vastly different from one region or operation to another, depending on climate and what’s available as feed, says Terry Klopfenstein, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska. “This period in the calf’s life is the staging factor for our industry. The feedlot hauls cattle to the slaughter plant every…Read More
Health. Source. Genetics. Size. Condition. All of these are factors that cattle buyers should take into account when buying their next load of calves to background on grass or put into a feedlot. A healthy calf is going to eat and grow more efficiently so health is of the utmost importance. Be sure to know…Read More
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