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A plastic guard, or nose flap, discourages calves from weaning while allowing them to stay with their mothers.

Two-stage weaning reduces stress on calves

Plastic nose flap prevents nursing while allowing calves to stay 
with their mothers, which reduces stress

Two southern Alberta ranches are among those who have found a two-stage calf weaning program is less stressful for livestock and improves rate of gain. The two-stage weaning system involves processing calves about a week before the actual weaning day to apply a plastic guard, or nose flap, in the nose of each calf. The […] Read more