The Value of Preconditioning Calves

Preconditioning is a generic term that means different things to different people and encompasses the different operating procedures that may be applied to a calf prior to shipping. Preconditioning activities may include weaning, vaccinations, dehorning, castration, and starting calves on a high energy diet. Several reasons exist for the cow/calf producer to precondition their calves, […]

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Capturing Value when Preconditioning Calves

written by: Adam Hady, UW Extension Ag Agent, Richland County, article recently appeared in Wisconsin Agriculturist As the summer grazing season winds down and  time is getting near for cow calf producers to wean calves, they  might be asking themselves, with calf prices as good as they are, is it worth it for me to […]

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