Growing Agriculture Together

Early Weaning Beef Calves


Calves are ideally weaned when they are 7 to 8 months old. The right time to wean a calf depends on the amount of forage to eat, and the condition of the cow, not entirely on the age of the calf. Calves should be weaned before the body condition score of the cow falls below 3.5. It is important that the cow recovers and that the secretory tissue be restored before the next calf is born.

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Southern Spotlight: From Hailstorm to Volunteer Issues


Last week, I talked about guarantees. Here’s one: given the humongous hailstorm we endured at the beginning of October, I can guarantee volunteer issues next season.

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ReachOut: Backstory

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This is the thing with yield monitors. We’re all so tuned in to these monitors, but they provide only one part of the story. That part is the end, which is of course very important, but it is still just one piece of a very long story indeed. They show us the completion of the character that is our growing season, but they say nothing of the backstory.

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