The ranchers in this 4-minute video don’t bring their cattle in and feed them over the winter. They’ve found that bale or swath grazing is a much more economical, low labor way of carrying their stock through the winter. Here they talk about when and how they wean and feed their calves as pat of their winter grazing systems. Some separate calves from moms, others leave the calves with their moms through the winter.
Take a few minutes to find out what these ranchers learned about what worked best for them based on their goals, resources and feed quality in this video that is part of Alberta Agriculture’s excellent series on winter grazing systems. It could save you from making mistakes you don’t have to make.