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WEBINAR: Adding Value to Feeder Calves

September 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adding Value to Feeder Calves

Dr. Michelle Arnold
University of Kentucky
Extension Veterinarian

The beneficial effects of weaning and preconditioning on Calf Health
How weaning and preconditioning can:

  • decrease antibiotic use;
  • allow calves to recover from the stress of weaning and boost immunity to respiratory disease;
  • correctly transition calves from forages to grain, avoiding acidosis
  • improve overall calf health throughout the feeding period

Alfredo DiCostanzo
University of Minnesota
Professor-Beef Cattle Nutrition Management

      • Identifying market opportunities presented by feeder cattle price cycles
      • Evaluating feeding and management approaches that result in growth management (backgrounding)

Galen Erickson
University of Nebraska
Nebraska Cattle Industry Professor of Animal Science

      • Why are we sending through feedyards (benefits)
      • What do feedyards want in calves (or yearlings)
      • Typical process (nutrition and management) for finishing
      • If custom feed (own the cattle), what to expect.



September 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm