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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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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