CRYSTALYX: 3 reasons you may consider early weaning

June 15, 2020

The time in which calves are weaned is typically based on their age or weight or because “that is when it has always been done.” While the majority of cattle producers in the U.S. and Canada wean calves at around 205 days of age, or 7 months, situations may arise in which weaning calves early may be beneficial for the condition of the cowherd, the pasture or forage availability and marketing opportunities. We will walk through several reasons why weaning calves early could be beneficial — but first, let’s define what “early” means.