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Weaning Management of Beef Calves

From an industry perspective, how we manage our calf crop, pre-weaning, at weaning, and post-weaning, can have dramatic effects on economic viability, consumer acceptance and end-product quality.

By Barbi Riggs, Chad Mueller, Reinaldo Cooke, | Educational Document

Nutrient requirements for growing and finishing cattle

Different classes of animals have different requirements for energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals. The specific amounts needed depend on the animal’s stage of production and the level of performance desired by the livestock manager. This table has nutrient requirements for growing and finishing cattle.

By Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle (1984) | Fact Sheet

Oregon Feelot Futurity


By Chris Schachtschneider, | Collection

Looking Forward to a Beef Harvest

This article focuses on how to get your beef animal to a proper weight for harvesting. It looks at size and type of animal and some examples of rates of gain needed to reach a weight that provides good beef for you. It also provides some advice on feeding regimens for success.

By Shelby Filley, | Article

BNW Sending Calves to the Feedyard

This document describes Beef Northwest Feeders recommendations on best practices for preparing your calves for the feedlot environment.

By Chris Schachtschneider, | Educational Document

To Grass or Not to Grass... That is the Calf Question

When the costs of gain in the finishing phase are high, heavier weight cattle are more attractive to feeders compared to lighter weight cattle. This publication discusses the pros and cons of keeping cattle on grass to gain more weight prior to entering the final growth phase before harvesting.

By Shelby Filley, Chad Mueller, | Article

Extra pounds on weaned calves may pay dividends

Although calves are typically sold for high dollars per pound and at a lighter weight, having the calves sold with higher weight may be worth more than the resources put into making the calf larger.

By Shelby Filley, | Article

Creep-Feeding Beef Calves

A look at what circumstances create the largest profits in selling beef calves. Specifically, when and what kind of creep-feeding is appropriate.

By Franz Rulofson, William A. Zollinger | Article

Advantages to the Cow-Calf Pair: Creep-Feeding vs. Early Weaning

Creep-feeding and early weaning are two options a cow-calf manager has in dealing with young calves. Each practice has a specific purpose in a management scheme. However, they are sometimes used improperly and the expected goal is not achieved.

By Shelby Filley, | Article

Beef Cattle Resources for Small Farms

This page provides information for the beef producer. Some topics you'll find here are production, breeds, reproduction, calving, nutrition, health, and other resources.