Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins: Achieving a Smooth Weaning Transition

Calf-fed Holsteins should be introduced to grain early in life to start developing their rumens; this video outlines the timeline for this process.
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If producers are interested in raising Holstein calves to produce beef, they need to develop the rumens of those calves to optimize their growth performance later in life. This video will outline the factors involved in transitioning calf-fed Holsteins from colostrum to grain, and beyond. It stresses the importance of proper feeding during the weaning period and how different factors influence rumen development.

Who is this for?

Farmers (primarily dairy farmers) who wish to raise their Holstein calves for beef production as an alternative source of revenue.


Beef cattle nutrition Beef cattle metabolism Beef cattle management Feedlot nutrition and management

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