Benefits there for spring calves

Padfield, Emily
April 2007
Farmers Weekly;4/20/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 16, p50
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the benefits to supplementing spring-born calves with creep discovered by producers who have regularly fed calves from early August. According to beef consultant Iain Riddell, weaning check can be reduced considerably by providing a familiar feed at weaning, such as creep. It cites age, growth potential and grass availability as factors that should be considered when introducing creep to calves. Riddell also explains alternative methods to feeding.


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