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Calf Weaning Strategy (Beef)

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Ross Waller

Critical Timing

TO DO Notes

Observations & Applications

Supplements & Treatments

21 days prior to weaning

Feed grain either Oats or Lupins to Calves and Cows 60/40 mix. Add EDGE BOOST to water @ 30 ml/hd/day

Feeding grain at this stage to cow and calf imprints experience to the calf for life. Feeding hay is also required, make sure it's good quality, Cereal/Legume or Pasture Hay. Add Compass Calf Minerals to grain mix @ 2.5%

1.Grain feed @ 100-200 grams/hd/day

2.Quality Cereal/Legume or Pasture hay

3. EDGE BOOST @ 30ml hd/day

1 day before weaning

Muster stock and bring close to yards. Supply good hay and treat water with EDGE BOOST

Hay is critical as is EDGE BOOST. Allow cattle to settle overnight.

1.EDGE BOOST 30ml/hd/day

2.Quality hay adlib

Day of weaning

Move animals to drafting yards.

Draft Cows, treat and return to paddock away from calf.

Draft calves treat and hold in the yards for 4-5 days. Treat water with EDGE BOOST @ 30ml /hd/day.

Cows can have a few days hay ready in return paddock. Depends on season and feed availability.

Calves require good quality hay, or grain. Treat all water with Transforce Liquid.

If feeding grain add Compass Calf Minerals to mix@2.5%

1.5in1 or 7in1 vaccine

2.Vitamin B12 at packet rate to cows and calves

3.A,D&E injection to all stock.

4Quality Hay.

5.treat water with Transforce Liquid

Days 2-4

Hold calves in yards or close paddock with access to Transforce Liquid 2 50ml/hd/day

If feeding grain make sure calves receive HyBuff in feed @ 2.5%

1.Quality hay free choice

2.Treat water with EDGE BOOST @ 30ml/hd/day

Day

Return all calves to clean paddock with ideal feed base. Supply some hay.

Allow all calves access to Compass Calf Weaner free choice. Place near water point

1.Transforce Liquid @ 50ml hd/day

2. Quality Hay free Choice

3.Ffree choice Compass Calf Weaner

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