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Winter Grazing and Weaning Calves

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Comments Off on Winter Grazing and Weaning Calves

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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.

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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