Calf health and performance during receiving is not changed by fence-line preconditioning on flint hills range vs. drylot preconditioning

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dc.contributor.author Bailey, E.A.
dc.contributor.author Preedy, G.W.
dc.contributor.author Pacheco, L.A.
dc.contributor.author Jaeger, John R.
dc.contributor.author Waggoner, Justin W.
dc.contributor.author Olson, K. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-19T17:25:30Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-19T17:25:30Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15358
dc.description.abstract Ranch-of-origin preconditioning can improve the welfare and performance of beef calves by decreasing the stress associated with weaning, transport, diet change, and commingling with other calves. Preconditioning methods that involve pasture weaning coupled with maternal contact (i.e., fence-line weaning) have been promoted as possible best management practices for minimizing stress. Prior studies focused on performance and behavior during preconditioning on the ranch of origin. Little information has been published relating to carryover effects of fence-line preconditioning compared with conventional drylot preconditioning on performance and behavior during feedlot receiving. Our objectives were to measure growth and health during a 28-day ranch-of-origin preconditioning phase and during a 60-day feedlot receiving phase among beef calves subjected to 1 of 3 ranch-of-origin preconditioning programs: (1) drylot preconditioning + dam separation, (2) pasture preconditioning + fence-line contact with dams, and (3) pasture preconditioning + fence-line contact with dams + supplemental feed delivered in a bunk. In addition, we recorded incidences of behavioral distress among these treatments during first 7 days of feedlot receiving. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 13-162-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1083 en_US
dc.subject Cattle en_US
dc.subject Calf performance en_US
dc.subject Drylot preconditioning en_US
dc.subject Fence-line preconditioning en_US
dc.title Calf health and performance during receiving is not changed by fence-line preconditioning on flint hills range vs. drylot preconditioning en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.epage 45 en_US
dc.citation.spage 40 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2013, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 2013 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jrjaeger en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jwaggon en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kcolson en_US


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