The December 2012 issue of Calving Ease, entitled "Weaning with Less Stress," is now available. In this issue, calf and heifer management specialist Dr. Sam Leadley, Attica (N.Y.) Veterinary Associates, discusses these points:

  • Weaning stress can be managed.
  • Weaning is less stressful when calves meet three criteria for rumen maturity.
  • Grain pail management is key when assessing duration and regularity of grain intake.
  • We often underestimate the volume of calf starter grain needed to adequately meet a calf’s needs for both maintenance and to continue to grow 1.7 to 2 pounds per day.

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Source: December 2012 Calving Ease