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'The reason why you must weigh your calves' - OPINION

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This years calf crop has been weaned and on feed for 60 days now. Over the last 2 months we have had a great start to our backgrounding program. The calves have been doing well as we’ve had little sickness


This weekend we implanted and weighed the calves and recorded a weight on each calf. Once each animal’s weight is updated into the system, their lifetime average daily gains are compiled and used to further improve our calf crops for years to comeThis helps us determine which cow or bull matings are making the most feed efficient calves. It also makes sure that we are hitting our target weights on the calves. If some calves are not gaining, as well as they should be, we sorted them off and put them in another pen where they will receive a different ration, suited to their weightThe implants the calves receive work in conjunction with natural hormones, to improve feed conversion and efficiency by encouraging muscle growth verses fat growth. Producing better beef with less feed

Unbelievable changes from just spreading hay for them to eat. I am really impressed by the modernization of the cow cafe operation


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