Pros & Cons of Supplementing for Calves’ Weight Gain

Spring born calves are often weaned in the fall and supplemented through winter at a low rate of gain, but that gain may be too slow. A cow-calf specialist discusses the economical benefits and downfalls of supplementing for weight gain.

Karla Wilke adds the study suggests a winter gain of 1.5 pounds per day is most likely to result in added body weight that is maintained.


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