Source: John Campbell,, November 7, 2019 

A number of strategies have been developed in an attempt to reduce the stress of weaning.

f you drive into many small towns on the Prairies with a livestock auction yard at this time of year, you might be greeted by the chorus of bawling calves. Most of these calves are headed to feedlots after being recently weaned at their home ranches.

Weaning is a stressful event for calves and it is often compounded by other stressors, such as transportation, mixing with other cattle at the auction market or feedlot, and rapid fluctuations in weather and temperatures.

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