10/05/18: Day one post-weaning

When you develop animals to work on pasture, it’s impressive to see how quickly they can adapt and return to performing after weaning.  These are our 2018 spring-born calves, worked for the second time and weaned a day earlier.  We left them lotted up for only one day and then turned them out onto stockpiled pasture with double-strand 17-gauge electric fence keeping them from running a fence line adjacent to their mothers.  They were weaned at 7-5 months of age and put on some serious summer gain.  We will precondition these calves, pull off retention females (and a single identified bull calf), and then ship the rest on down the road after meeting a 45-day preconditioning protocol.

Day one post-weaned calves turned back on pasture.