The Effect of Early vs. Normal Calf Weaning on Feedlot Performance and Herd Management: A Cross-Discipline Case Study

Robin R. Salverson, Scott W. Fausti, Douglas G. Landblom, Patricia S. Johnson, Martin Beutler, Roger N. Gates, Hubert H. Patterson, Steven I. Paisley

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A study of early vs. normal weaning of calves concludes that early weaning improves feedlot production efficiency, reducing per day and per pound feedlot production costs. Early weaned steers finished lighter; thus feedlot profitability was not affected. Early weaning has a positive affect on cow health, and pasture utilization rates.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalSouthern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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