Economic impact of preweaning vaccinations on health and performance of weaned feeder cattle

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dc.contributor.author Lynch, J.M.
dc.contributor.author Houghton, P.L.
dc.contributor.author Corah, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Stokka, Gerald L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-02T20:30:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-02T20:30:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-02T20:30:18Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4796
dc.description.abstract In October, 1995, 3,565 head of freshly weaned, British-breed calves were received into a weaning facility in southwest Nebraska. Calves were determined to be preconditioned if they had received both viral an d Pasteurella vaccines prior to weaning (PREWEAN; n = 2,315), and all other calves were considered to have no preconditioning (CRTL; n = 1,250). Cattle were processed within 24 hours of arrival, and booster vaccinations were given when appropriate. Average days on feed at the weaning facility were similar between PREWEAN and CTRL calves (52.4 and 50.3 days, respectively), but average daily gain (2.24 vs 1.87 kb) and cost per lb of gain ($.64 vs $.81) were improved (P<.01) for PREWEAN. Processing ($7.48 vs $9.10/hd) and medicine costs ($1.39 vs $5.27/hd) were lower (P<.01) for PREWEAN calves during the weaning phase. Only 10.6% of the PREWEAN calves were treated for sickness, whereas 34.7% of the CTRL calves were treated a t least once (P<.01). Mortality tended to be lower for PREWEAN calves compared to CTRL calves, although it was low for both groups (.26% v s .48%, respectively). The average total cost per head was similar for PREWEAN and CTRL calves ($73.62 vs $72.79, respectively). Theoretical breakevens reflected lower costs and increased performance in PREWEAN cattle . These results suggest that producers should get a return on their money invested in preconditioning programs that include protection against IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV, and Pasteurella. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1997 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-309-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 783 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Feeder cattle en_US
dc.subject Weaning en_US
dc.subject Pre-conditioning en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.title Economic impact of preweaning vaccinations on health and performance of weaned feeder cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1997 en_US
dc.citation.epage 25 en_US
dc.citation.spage 23 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1997, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 1997 en_US


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