Posted on November 21, 2016 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
A different strategy to raise beef calves
Imagine two newborn Holstein calves on a farm: a heifer that will be raised as a replacement and a bull that will be raised for beef. Their care is similar in the first couple days, but the strategies used to raise them will quickly diverge as the animals grow. Most notably, a focus on efficient growth tightens the curve for feeding and weaning dairy beef calves.