Improve Reproductive Performance in Your Cow Herd Using Calf Removal
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How to Cite

Hansen, Gary R. 2006. “Improve Reproductive Performance in Your Cow Herd Using Calf Removal: AN166/AN166, 9/2006”. EDIS 2006 (17). Gainesville, FL.


AN166, a 5-page fact sheet by Gary R. Hansen, discusses three methods of calf-removal and when to use each: short-term calf removal, once-daily suckling, and early weaning. Includes references and tables. Published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, September 2006.


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