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Early Weaning

Weaning at 90 to 120 days of age is a proven tool to maximize feed efficiency and stimulate marbling development. Keep three things in mind if you’re considering this management decision for young, dry-lot weaned calves: feed well, feed often and prepare for pickiness.

Early weaned calves have smaller rumens, less intake capacity and fewer microbes to digest feed than older weanlings, so feeds must be high quality, nutrient dense and highly digestible.

Feed well:
Feed often:
Prepare for pickiness:

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