Texas Tech University

Feed more nutrition pre-weaning


March 10, 2017

Agri-view - What if we knew what the future held? Would plans be made differently if a producer could determine if calves were going to be productive adults? Although the future is unpredictable, there are steps that can be taken to help ensure the future success of calves.

"Young calves have a tremendous capacity to utilize nutrients," said Michael Ballou, associate dean for research and associate professor in the department of animal and food sciences at Texas Tech University. "The more we maximize nutritional intake pre-weaning, the more productive calves appear to be throughout their lives."

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